Blackbirds are the subject of several songs and nursery rhymes. Kids can make blackbird crafts to enhance experiences with rhymes such as “Jack and Jill” and “Sing a Song of Sixpence.” Blackbird crafts can also be integrated into themes about birds, fall or Halloween. A few basic items can supply kids with materials to make these simple blackbird crafts.
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Blackbird Toilet Paper Tubes
Create a three-dimensional blackbird craft with a cardboard toilet paper tube, wiggly eyes and black and orange construction paper. Cut out wings, a head and a tail from black construction paper. Cover the toilet paper tube in black construction paper. Add the head, wings, wiggly eyes and tail. Glue on feet and a beak cut from orange paper. This blackbird is sized just right for kids to hold during a story.
Blackbird Paper Bag Puppets
Transform a plain paper bag into a blackbird puppet. Cut off handles if needed. Paint the side of the bag with the flap completely black. Glue on wings, feet and eyes cut from construction paper. Add an orange beak to the flap on the front of the bag for a movable mouth. Kids can use the blackbird puppets to act out nursery rhymes or songs.
Make a blackbird from an old CD, black and orange construction paper, wiggly eyes and feathers. Cover the front and back of the CD with black construction paper. Add legs and a beak made from orange construction paper. Wiggly eyes and two feathers for wings complete the look. Attach a piece of string or fishing wire to the back of the CD. Hang the blackbird so it appears to be perched on a tree branch or suspend from the ceiling so it appears to be flying.
Paper Plate Blackbird
Use paper plates and paint to make a blackbird for display. Paint two large paper plates and one small paper plate black. Attach the small plate on top of one of the larger plates for a head. Cut the other large plate in half and attach to the sides for wings. Glue on wiggly eyes and a construction paper beak and legs. Display the blackbirds on a notice board or on walls around the classroom.
Create a three-dimensional blackbird that moves back and forth. Paint the bottom of a paper plate black. Paint both sides of a smaller plate as well. Cut a head and neck shape out of the small plate. Bend the plate so it is supported on its edges. Cut a slit in the large plate and insert the head and neck. Add eyes, wings, a tail and a beak made of construction paper. The blackbird should stand alone and rock back and forth when pushed gently, paper clips can act as weights to help balance the bird.
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