Cut cardboard tube to desired size, mine are 1 1/4″ high. Paint inside and outside of cardboard tube with yellow paint and let dry.
Cut 3 small pieces of yellow pipe cleaners, about 3/4″ long each. These are the tufts of hair. Glue them together at the ends so that the ends meet and the tops fan out.
Cut 2 pieces of orange pipe cleaners, about 1 1/2″ long. These are the feet.
Cut 2 pieces of yellow pipe cleaners, about 2″ long each. Bend each one in half, these are the wings.
Glue the tufts of hair inside the top of the cardboard tube. Glue the wings to the side of the tube and the feet stems go inside the bottom. Bend them so they stick out the front.
Use orange paint to add beak, and a Sharpie marker to add the eyes and eyebrows. Use an old scruffy, small paintbrush dipped in pink paint to add the cheeks. Before adding the cheeks, dab off as much excess paint as you can so that you are applying it almost dry.
Expert Tips & FAQs
To simplify this project for younger kids, use wiggle eyes instead of a marker, or simply draw the eyes on for your children.
You can also substitute felt or construction paper for the wings, beak, and tufts of hair. This would work for the feet as well.
I do use a hot glue gun for this project. You can use Beacon's 123 instant grab glue or other fast dry glue if you prefer. You can also use white craft glue but will need to hold the wings, tufts of hair and feet in place as the glue sets.
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