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We have this fun book that my kids love called the Bird Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta. Have you heard of it before? This author has some other alphabet books as well as other great educational ones! The book has beautiful illustrations and goes through the alphabet teaching about birds for each letter of the alphabet. (See more of my book activities for kids here.)
We were reading it and decided to make a fun bird craft to go along with it this week~ because crafts to go along with our favorite books are just the best! We had lots of fun and made some rainbow birds from a paper plate! I gave the kids a bunch of supplies and they just designed it themselves. I loved their creativity.
To make our rainbow bird craft we used:
squares of various colored tissue paper cut in squares
colored craft feathers
colored jumbo craft sticks
They first glued on the colored tissue squares all over the plate then decorated with feathers and little button eyes. For the legs, we just taped them onto the back.
My daughter couldn’t resist adding in some glitter!
After we made our craft I remembered a folk story we read a while back about how birds got their color. I found this fun little YouTube video of a folk tale called The Rainbow Bird. It’s not the best quality, but we liked it just the same!
This is a sponsored post in behalf of Elmer’s EarlyLearners Academy. I received a great box of craft products for free and was compensated for my time in exchange for this post. All ideas and thoughts are my own.
Check the awesome new glue sticks by Elmer’s that we got to try out: