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Friday, March 8, 2013

paper plate bird/platypus!

My Little Guy and I were wandering around one of our favorite stores, Lakeshore Learning and spotted a bird craft made by a local kindergarten class hanging from the ceiling.  We headed home to try making our own version of the bird, turned platypus?  We think he's cute and we  LOVE it!

This is what we did:

  1. Fold a paper plate in half.
  2. Staple the edges closed.
  3. Dot Art the body of the bird.
  4. Stick feathers into the body in order to make a tail.  We stapled the feathers into place.
  5. Add chenille bendy things for feet. (We just taped them into place)
  6. Add a googly eye and draw eye lashes.
  7. Cut a triangle for a beak and glue it into place.
  8. Fold a peice of paper like an accordian and tape it into place as a wing.
The one we saw in the store was covered in tissue paper squares instead of dot art and both sides were decorated.  They were hung all over the ceiling.  It was really cute and I think, creative.

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