On Wednesday afternoon I teach crafts to children in my hometown. In two weeks we’re going to make window hangers. Because it was my idea to make this, I made an example of the window hanger. And because our theme this month is Winter. I made a birdhouse with a bird. I didn’t want to make it in boring brown colours. Because I want the children to like it and also because I want to like it, I used some bright colours. It’s a very simple craft.
Tools and materials:
* Transparent sheet (you can use this for an overheadprojector)
* Coloured paper
* Coloured cardboard
* Grass en twiggs
Draw the shape of a birdhouse on a piece of cardboard(2x).
You can draw the pieces of the roof and the house itself on two different colours, to vary.
Cut out the shapes
Glue the birdhouse on the transparant sheet. Watch out!: The sheet goes between the two cardboards.
Draw shapes for the decoration of the birdhouse. i.e.: a bird and some plants.
Cut out the shapes.
Glue the shapes on the birdhouse.
When you are almost done with the decoration of the birdhouse, you can add some 3D effects by glueing on i.e. grass, twigs en cottonwool.