Birds of a Feather

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Hello Dear Readers, Dot and Mae love birds. They love to watch them fly about, so busy building nests and looking for bugs to eat. There are so many different kinds of birds, too. They come in all different sizes and colors – some of them sing such lovely songs! Spring is great time for bird watching. Dot and Mae always look for a Robin in March or April – that means that Spring has arrived! Hurray!

In the morning while Dot and Mae eat their breakfast, sometimes they like to sit in the window and watch the birds come to the birdfeeder that is outside the kitchen window. It’s fun to try to name all the birds that stop by to eat.

They have seen Bluebirds,

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Cardinals,

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Woodpeckers,

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Finches, Sparrows,

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Black Capped Chickadees,

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just all sorts of nice and cute birds.

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One day a yellow and black bird came and kept knocking on the window – Dot and Mae were so surprised to have a silly bird trying to look in at them for a change! They weren’t sure what kind of bird it was. Here is a picture that they took – what kind of bird do you think it is?

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Maybe you would like to make some birds to hang up in your windows – you could make them any color or style you like.

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What You Need

  • Decorative craft paper (or just use white and some crayons or paint)
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Small buttons or beads

Click on the link to get a large version of the template to print out birdflowertemplate.jpg

How to Make It

1. Cut out the template and use it to trace a bird, wings, or flowers onto your desired paper.

2. Cut body and two wings from pieces of decorative craft paper. For best results, use heavier-weight stock.

3. Punch a small hole at the top of the paper body to attach ribbon.

4. Glue wings to either side of body. Bend wings slightly so they curve out from the body.

5. Glue on a small buttons or beads for the eyes.

Now hang your birds and flowers int the window, or above your bed or someplace where a slight breeze can blow them gently to make them look like they are flying!

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