Little Bird: Fun with Kiwi Crate

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Little M and I did this project a day ago, and after a long hiatus from more kid-centric posts it was fun to get back in the saddle and have some fun with this little fellow!!

We did this project with Kiwi Crate, but let’s talk about how you can recreate this entire project at home with just one trip to the dollar store 🙂

For the bird’s eggs and nest you will need:

  1. Cardboard Eggs
  2. Paint
  3. Glue
  4. String
  5. A plastic or reusable bowl you’re not afraid to cover with gluey string!
  6. Two other smaller bowls you can fill with glue and paint

For the bird mask and wings you will need:

  1. Mask with with elastic
  2. Feathers
  3. Orange construction paper
  4. Hot glue gun (we used some little glue tabs included with this Kiwi Crate)
  5. Two large piece of felt with holes for threading elastic in and out. (Shaped as wings if you want to get fancy!)
  6. Long piece of elastic (at least as long as your child’s “wingspan”– tip of finger to tip of finger across the back)

Make sure you have a mat or a paper bag to cover your workspace 🙂

Start by painting your eggs. Fill a small bowl with paint. Set them aside to dry. Then take about 3 feet of string (or more). Fill the other small bowl with glue. Put your string into the glue. Mix well.

Pull the string out of the glue, and then place it on the downside of the plastic bowl (so you will turn your bowl upside dos and pull the string over it. Careful, your hands will be sticky!!) Set your nest, still on the  round of the bowl aside to dry.

Take your mask and turn it over. Affix the feathers above the eyes in any design you like. Cut out a bill or a beak from the orange/yellow construction paper. Glue this to the back side of the make. Let the mask dry.

Last, lay your wings out as they will lay across your child’s back. Take one end of the elastic and tie a loop with a knot at the bottom in one end big enough for your child’s thumb.

Theead the rest of the elastic through both wings. Finish by tying a loop with a knit in the bottom at the other end.

Little bird’s costume is ready to fly! Have a beautiful Friday evening and a stellar Sayurday!!!

XX, Megan

Note: The nest, and eggs are ready to go once everything is dried (the nest takes AT LEAST overnight to dry fully.) You can subscribe to Kiwi Crate here.

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