Saturday, December 17, 2011
Tinsel Tail Bird Ornament Craft - Christmas in Brazil
We still had some glitter glue left after C (age 5) finished with her Strawberry Shortcake ornament. Clearly, another craft was in order.
This time, I decided we'd add a touch of the tropical rain forest to our tree, with an ornament craft from the back of World Book's Christmas in Brazil.
I copied a template for a tropical bird, right from the back of the book. If you want to make a tinsel tail bird ornament too, but don't have access to the book, you could probably copy just about any tropical bird from a coloring sheet, then repeat it, so you have two identical birds, backwards from each other, tail to tail.
The girls colored the birds in bright, tropical colors...
...and then added a layer of glitter on top. .
C informed her sister, that it would take a long time for the glitter to dry. I guess she noticed the drying time for her strawberry ornament, more than I thought
Once the glue was dry, I cut the birds out for the girls...
...and helped them to fold, and glue them in half, back sides together. Then, we punched holes in the tails, and backs of the birds, tying tinsel to the tail...
...and a ribbon for hanging, on the back.
It's great to be a homeschooler.