Read It Make It: Beautiful Bird

Birds written and illustrated by Carme Lemniscates will keep your child entertained with colorful illustrations and an easy to understand story. Lemniscates uses simple words to convey the importance of birds in our world. Your child will ask to hear this book again and again.

The following craft can be completed with a little help from a caring adult.

Materials

  • 1 white paper plate
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue (bottle or stick)
  • 1 pipe cleaner
  • 1 googly eye
  • Ruler
  • Black pen or marker
  • Stapler

Instructions

  1. Draw a line across half of the paper plate and continue to draw the remaining shapes on the paper plate. (As shown in the picture above)
  2. Cut the shapes from the paper plate ( you will have half the paper plate, a circle, a small triangle, a larger triangle and a rectangle).
  3. Color the shapes different colors of your choice. You can make the colors soft by pressing gently on the crayon or make the colors bold by pressing firmly on the crayon.
  4. Glue the small triangle to the side of the circle that is colored (this will be the bird’s beak).
  5. Glue the googly eye just above the small triangle.
  6. Glue the circle to one side of the half paper plate (as seen in the picture).
  7. Glue the larger triangle to the middle of the colored side of the half paper plate.
  8. Glue the rectangle to the opposite end of the half paper plate. Make sure to glue the rectangle to the back (non-colored) side of the half paper plate.
  9. Cut the pipe cleaner in half and staple to the bottom rounded edge of the half paper plate and put a slight bend in the pipe cleaners (you will need help from an adult with this step)

Now you have your own colorful bird. Is your bird noisy or quiet? Does your bird live in a nest or in a birdhouse? Does your bird fly far away or stay close to home?