Saturday, August 17, 2013

Birds of a Feather (or Paper)

Oh where, oh where has Miss. Rhonda (that is what my little daycare kiddo's call me) been, oh where, oh where has she been?  I have started so many drafts trying to explain why I was away for so long, but, they were really boring and depressing (my father-in-father passed away during this time).  So, trying to keep this short, this is just a little of what was going on.  We have four vehicles.  At one point, three of the four were out of service.  It was a little tricky tyring to coordinate rides.  I remember my son walking home from work and my daughter being the last one picked up from practice quite a few times -- that was fun.  While we were getting the vehicles running, my washing machine, hot water heater, and freezer (very stinky) went out within a three week period.  Oh, and we had a planned trip to Oklahoma for a softball tournament - we rented a van to get us there.  We spent the first night in the stairwell during the second tornado to hit Oklahoma City this past summer.  That was terrifying after driving through Moore.  Did I mention that my camera quite working the night before we left for Oklahoma, so, I didn't even get any pictures.  Boy, I feel so much better getting it all out, but, as my mom used to say, "excuses are like bottoms and they all smell bad."  So, let's just say that I was too busy feeling sorry for myself letting life get in the way.  Now, to make myself feel better, I did craft a little.

I got this cute little craft book at Target for the kiddo's.  I only had one little one and needed a little something to do over the summer.  We had a great time making these and I wanted to share it with you.  

I had all the supplies you need on hand:  an empty cereal/cracker box, colored paper clips, pretty scrapbooking paper and some double sided tape.

You just draw a bird form (or, can you say duck?!) on the cereal box and cut it out.

Fold your scrapbooking paper in half and trace your cut-out on the fold (so you have two connected birds).

Add your double sided tape, and

attach your paper clips legs.

Fold the two wrong sides of the bird together and there you have it.  To get the bird to stand, you do have to work with the paper clips a little.

They were so easy and cute, I made a few more........

This is definitely a fun craft for kids, and me.

Happy Crafting.

1 comment:

  1. These are cute, would make a fun craft with my grands :)


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