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What you need:

  • black card
  • grey card
  • white card
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • small table or flat surface
  • glue-tape

PLUS a comfy spot in your backyard!

 

STEP 1

Wrap the card around your head and mark the finished size.

 

STEP 2

Using a ruler width, draw lines and cut strips.

TOP TIP: Stop the cut approximately 4cm from the base.

 

STEP 3           

Apply glue-tape (while flat) to the top strips and to the base near the final size mark.

 

STEP 4

Stick together the overlapped base, then stand up your hat.

 

STEP 5

Gently fold in the opposite paper strips and press them together.

Continue moving around your hat.

Looking good!

 

STEP 6

Cut three more strips of paper to make a crest.

Apply glue-tape while flat.

Stick them here.

 

STEP 7

Cut two small squares of card.

Cut some wing shapes.

TOP TIP: Cut two at once.

Fold along the lines and apply glue-tape.

 

STEP 8

Stick the small fold inside the hat and the larger fold on the outside.

Then fold down your wings.

 

STEP 9

Draw some eye shapes.

 

STEP 10

Take a break and hangout with friends!

 

STEP 11

Roughly draw and cut-out a curvy beak.

TOP TIP: Cut two at once.

 

STEP 12

Attach the eyes! The googlier the better!

Now find a billabong or a bin to hang around!


 

Why not try different coloured paper and beak shapes to create another feathery friend from Andy’s latest picture book Backyard Birdies!

 

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  • Backyard Birdies - Andy Geppert

    If you would like to learn more VERY REAL facts like this about some of Australia's most common backyard birds, this is the book for you. I mean, who doesn't want to know what bok, bok, bok means in chicken? Or how often a budgerigar poops? A handy first field guide packed full of fascinating facts (some of them are even true) about Australia's most common backyard birds.

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