Parrots are amazing birds! They are among the most intelligent – many can imitate human sounds and speak words, and they are the only birds to use their feet to help them eat. Some can live to be over 80 years old! Our parrot craft is a great activity to accompany a lesson on birds or practice colors vocabulary, and little ones will love using cut outs of their hand and foot to make the bird’s body and wings!
Things you’ll need
- colored construction paper – any color you like!
- pencil or marker
- glue stick
- large googly eyes
Pick the colors you would like your parrot to be! You can use any colors you like! Using the marker, trace one of your feet on one color paper, and trace your hand on two different colored sheets of paper. Your foot cut out will be the parrot’s body, and your hands will be the wings!
Draw a beak for your bird! Try looking at pictures of parrots and see how different parrots have different colored beaks to pick what color to use! Cut it out and glue it into place on your parrot’s head. The heel of the foot cut out will be the head. Make sure to glue the beak on the baby toe side of the foot! Then glue one eye to finish the face.
Glue the wings onto the parrot’s body on the big toe side of the foot with the fingers pointing out.
You can add extra hand cut outs to the tail or wings of your bird to make a larger bird, or a more colorful birds!
For more fun and learning about birds, watch the “Birds” episode of Caitie’s Classroom!
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