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What are some fun bird-themed crafts for kids?

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Toilet paper roll bird feeders and paper plate birds are two fun, bird-themed crafts for kids. The feeders use recycled toilet paper rolls covered in peanut butter and bird seed for a simple, environmentally friendly craft project. The paper plate birds project is suitable for kids as young as 3 years old, and requires only a folded paper plate, markers, scrap paper, feathers and glue.

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To make an easy toilet paper roll bird feeder, cover a toilet paper roll with peanut or almond butter using a butter knife. Pour a thick layer of bird seed on a paper plate, and then roll the toilet paper roll in the seed until it is fully covered. Stick the feeder on the end of a tree branch, or use string to hang it.

To make paper plate birds in only 20 minutes, fold a plate in half to form the bird's body, then color the body with markers as desired. Glue the feathers to the middle of the plate to make the bird's wings, and glue feathers to the end to make the tail. Using scissors, cut the scrap paper into various shapes to make a beak, eyes and other details to glue to the body. Allow the glue to dry before displaying.

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