Bluebird of Happiness
This little Bluebird of Happiness is even simpler to make than it looks. Once kids get the hang of using a skewer to make holes in the polystyrene they will happily come up with their own exotic bird species!
Two small polystyrene balls
Kid's pvc glue
Acrylic paint and brush
Paint the polystyrene balls. I have found that this is easiest if you skewer the balls first
Attach head and body using half a matchstick and a spot of glue. Then stick matchstick legs into the body.
Use a skewer to make holes for two wings, a tail and a feather on the top of the head. Then stick in the feathers.
Glue on googly eyes and use half a match stick as a beak.
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