Monday, 29 April 2013

Bird crafts (Attentiveness)

As part of the Attentiveness unit in Konos, we did a little intro to learning about birds by doing some crafts.

The first part of our intro to birds Matthew took on the task to do some beautiful 3D paper crafts. These crafts are suitable for someone who might have a little bit of experience doing paper crafts as there is small cut and fold pieces. It could be quite frustrating for smaller children.

You can download the templates free from the Canon Creative Park site for the Falcon and for the Kingfisher. There are a number of other birds and loads of other fun paper crafts on their site.

Our second part of our intro to birds we painted some birdies in a cage. I found the picture in a local magazine called Craftwise

Mom's version

Makayla's version

Matthew's version

We painted them on canvas, using various acrylic paints. What I like about using acrylics for children that you don't have to wait hours for it to dry, just simply use a hairdryer to speed up the drying process.
In my version of the bird painting, I used paper for the leaves that I stuck to the canvas.


Anonymous said...

I love it! And thank you for the links to the bird folding (and cutting) crafts. Will see if there is something my two can do for our upcoming bird lapbook.
I am amazed that Matthew made those two 3D birds! He is so talented, and I love the fact that you all three painted the same scene, but it came out so differently, personally.

Ila Adkins said...

Hi, I love your website! These bird projects are so cool.

Anyways, I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the "Liebster Award". You can read about it here:

Maryna Moolman said...

Thanks for the kind words.

Maryna Moolman said...

Thank you. I checked out the nomination (oh thanks for that too) :)

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