The birds are busy at our backyard feeder, and I noticed a beautiful bright red cardinal outside my kitchen window that inspired this craft kit.
The cardinal has an unusual, but simple, assembly using a paper cup, a plastic drink cover and foam shapes. It can be made entirely without the use of scissors, glue or paint. There is a small cow bell (not the jungle bell pictured) inside that will tinkle when the bird is gently shaken. The only small parts are the wiggle eyes making this craft suitable for ages 4+ with minimal adult assistance.
I try to provide different types of crafts that will keep your child interested and proud of the result. This dimensional craft can stand alone or be hung by the pipecleaner for display.
I always try to include a themed coloring or activity page as well as a book suggestion that will make a complete carft activity.