Hands On Crafts for Kids
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By Mary Ayres


Main supplies:

  • 4-7/8” x 3-3/8” Styrofoam® egg
  • Forster® Woodsies™ ¾” x 1” triangle, two 1-1/2” stars and a jumbo craft stick
  • Pacon® chenille stems – 2 orange, 2 hot pink
  • Pacon® 4 feathers – blue and 2 wiggly eyes – 15mm
  • Delta Ceramcoat® acrylic paint – light blue, orchid, fuchsia, medium brown, orange

    Basics supplies:

  • Fine tip black marker
  • Glue
  • Paintbrushes
  • Plastic knife
  • Toothpick

When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!


1. Slice ½” from bottom of Styrofoam® egg with a plastic knife. Dry brush egg (bird) with blue paint. Dry brush bird’s stomach area with orchid. Dry brush bird’s cheeks with fuchsia. Let dry.
2. Paint jumbo craft stick (perch) brown. Paint triangle (beak) and 2 stars (feet) orange. Let dry. Using a black marker, draw wood grain lines on jumbo craft stick. Outline outer edge of beak and feet with black marker.
3. Glue beak above stomach between cheeks. Glue wiggly eyes centered above beak with sides touching. Glue feet to bottom front of body. Glue base of body centered on top of perch. Let dry.
4. Make holes for inserting feathers, using a toothpick, going up into the egg at sides for wings and into back right side for tail. Put a dab of glue on bottom tips of feathers and insert into holes, 1 for each wing and 2 for tail.
5. Twist 1” ends of orange chenille stems together and twist 1” ends of pink chenille stems together. Twist orange and pink stems together. Wrap and twist ends of assembled chenille stems around ends of jumbo craft stick (perch) to secure. Shape hanger over bird.


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