With so much time spent indoors, it’s important to pay attention to what’s happening outside your e-Learning environment. A peek into the great outdoors can provide a much needed change of pace from traditional school work.
Besides, a little time spent observing nature is bound to lift spirits and boost performance once the focus shifts back towards what’s happening inside.
If you love watching birds fly in the air, this next activity is for you! With this DIY bird feeder, you can watch and record all the birds you see in your backyard. You’ll have a blast decorating your very own bird feeder to help feed the birds.
What kinds of birds do you see? Find us on social media @GreatWolfLodge and tag #pawsnplay to let us know. Tweet, Tweet!
- Milk Carton
- Liquid Glue
- Adhesive Foam Craft Sheets
- Pipe Cleaners
- Box Cutter
- Wooden Dowel
- Googly Eyes
Time to Craft: 30 minutes
Step 1: Place the milk carton on its side. Carefully cut a triangular wing. This is an adult job. Be careful not to cut the top of the triangular wing. Pull up the wing and slightly bend back.
Step 2: Repeat step on the other side of the carton.
Step 3: On the front of the milk carton, cut a half-moon mouth. This is an adult job.
Step 4: Underneath the half-moon mouth, cut a small hole.
Step 5: Stick the wooden dowel into the hole.
Step 6: Cut a triangle beak out of the yellow adhesive craft foam and place on the front of the milk carton.
Step 7: Glue googly eyes onto the front of the milk carton.
Step 8: Cut half-circles out of craft foam to make feathers.
Step 9: Place the half-circle craft foam onto the sides of the milk carton for decoration.
Step 10: Cover feather edges with a strip of blue craft foam (optional).
Step 11: Add a few half circle craft foam pieces to the top of the bird for decoration (optional).
Step 12: Glue pipe cleaners to the top edge of the milk carton and twist the pipe cleaners together to create a hanger.
Step 13: Fill the bird feeder with birdseed.
Step 14: Hang outside for your birdy friends!
We hope you had a blast making your very own bird feeder! Visit us again soon for more ideas on how to have fun at home with the family during your eLearning recess break. If you’re curious about visiting Great Wolf Lodge, be sure to read our Paw Pledge. We’re committed to keeping your family safe while you play!
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