It’s that time again – a box of craft goodies dropped on our doorstep (well, actually that’s a lie, the postman banged on my door very loudly and set the dog off) but our Bostik box arrived with goodies and Bostik Glue products.
The theme was ‘Birds/Flying’ so we decided to incorporate both.
Also, as it’s almost Easter, we wanted them to be the right size to hang on our Twig Tree that we made a couple of years ago.
To make these birds, you will need:
- Bostik White Glu, spreader and pot
- Craft eggs (ours are polystyrene)
- Tissue paper
- Craft feathers
- Black Felt Tip
- Orange felt or card for beak
- White cotton thread
- Cocktail stick or something with a sharp point
The instructions are really easy. Tear or cut your tissue paper into small pieces, spread glue on your craft egg and stick the tissue paper on.
When the body’s are dry (the craft eggs) stick on the beak – cut out a diamond of felt or card, fold it in half and stick it on one end of the bird’s body. Use the felt tip to draw on eyes and then it’s time to make it ‘hangable’.
Use the cocktail stick or whatever sharp point you have, to make a small hole on top of the bird, in the middle. Cut a piece of cotton thread, knot it together to make a loop. Put a little bit of glue where the hole is and using the cocktail stick, push the thread into the hole. Add a dab of glue on top to secure. Shorten the craft feathers to a suitable length for the size of your bird and using the same technique as the hanging thread, poke and stick them into each side of your bird.
Repeat this as many times as you would like, have the craft ‘ingredients’ for or until your patience runs out (if you’re crafting with kids) and then hang them on a tree, twigs or wherever you would like!
Thanks for reading,