When spring is about to burst with flowers and buds on the trees, it’s almost certain that you will see and hear little robin redbreast. What could be a more telling sign of the season than a robin hopping along singing their song? Here is our version of Little Robin Redbreast made with a paper cup!
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Things you’ll need
- White paper cup
- Grey paint
- Red yarn
- Double sided tape
- Googly eyes
- Grey and orange construction paper (or download the wing template)
Start by painting your entire cup with the grey paint and setting it aside to dry. It might require two coats of paint.
Next, make some wings and a tail by drawing on grey construction paper or cutting out the wings from our template.
Use a pencil to gently curl the feathers of your wings for a realistic look.
Use a piece of double sided tape near the base of the body. This will be the anchor for your red yarn. Begin winding the yarn around the bottom portion of the cup to make the robin’s red breast. When you have finished winding, add some white glue to the end and trim.
Now you are ready to glue the wings in place.
Don’t forget the robin’s tail!
Use a small piece of orange construction paper folded in half to trim out an oval shape. This will be the beak.
Glue on your googly eyes. Use a pencil to draw the oval cheeks under the robin’s eyes.
There you have it! A friendly robin just in time for spring!
Check out the Little Robin Redbreast video.
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