Both Aria and I loved this month’s craft, a simple toddler craft bird tree. Aria because it involved a few of her favourite things which are getting outdoors and collecting sticks and sticking things to card, me because it wasn’t very messy and actually looks quite pretty. I’m totally going to add Easter eggs to it for Easter this weekend, two birds one stone. How apt.
We started the craft by collecting fallen sticks on our recent visit to St Fagan’s. I had planned to paint these white but Aria would have wanted to help and it would have been a disaster so I went au natural. Next up I drew around a bird shape onto a piece of card and a sheet of glitter card and then cut them out.
Next up I covered the plain card birds with PVA and let Aria go crazy with an assortment of feathers and glitzy beads. Once she had finished I moved the eyes from their bums to, well, their eyes and then left them to dry. Once dry I trimmed some of the overhanging feathers to tidy them up and then used a needle and cotton to thread the cotton through and tied into a knot to hang from the tree.
This is definitely my kind of craft. It looks quite pretty, is easy for Aria to join in with and doesn’t make too much mess.
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*Disclosure – we are Bostik Bloggers and receive a small box of crafts each month in exchange for a themed tutorial – the theme this month is Birds/Flying*