We went on the hunt for a silly hairstyle and she saw a bird's nest she had to have!
So we grabbed our "bun maker" and made the nest. I happened to have some great leaves, so we tucked those in. And then I realized we didn't have a bird! Oh no!
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So my mind started racing with ideas. First I grabbed felt, but as I was planning how that could work, I remembered we had just bought a variety pack of pom poms.
Yes! One pom pom for the head, one for the body! I could still use the felt for other parts. And of course I have like a thousand wiggle eyes, so I grabbed those and the hot glue gun and in just about five minutes, we had a super cute bird.
We used extra large pom poms for that bird, but later that night, she requested a smaller bird. I made it so quickly, that I decided to go ahead and make a few more. There was no shortage of excitement and love for her new collection of birds.
After I made a few I thought "oh my gosh, these are so cute! I need to share them!" because I know other kids will love them too!
Here's how to make your own:
Craft Pom Poms
Mini Google Eyes
Hot Glue Gun/Sticks
Under 2 Hours
1. Grab two pom poms: Place a dab of glue off center on the body pom pom and attach the head.
2. Put a dab of glue on the side of the head and attach a google eye. Repeat on other side of head.
3.Cut feet and wings out of felt
And that's it! You have a cute little fuzzy bird!
You could also cut some "feathers" out of felt and place them on top of the head. Or even a felt hairbow or bowtie to make them a little more whimsical.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I'd love to see your birds! Come join the She's So Creative Crafter Community group on Facebook to share your finished projects with me!