Easter is a time of spring festivals and a peak time for crafts. Celebrating it with a lively DIY craft brings spring sunshine to each and every corner of your home. With this project, children can join in the fun.
Victoria Läuppi, a 6-year-old student from Swiss School Beijing, along with her teacher Cecile Ottiger, made a felt Easter bird. Teacher Cecile told beijingkids the felt bird would certainly brighten any home this spring. After finishing the felt bird, Victoria named it “Lucy” and made her a home on a tree branch. She also thought it would make a lovely earring for her teacher!
What You’ll Need
– Thick white paper
– 2mm thick colored felt
– 1mm thick felt in a different color
– Googly eyes
– Colored thread
– Hole punchers (if needed)
Step 1 (Body)
Draw the bird motif on the thick white paper, then cut it out. Put it on the 2mm felt, draw a line around the template, and cut that out as well.
Step 2 (Wings)
Follow the same procedure for the two wings on 1mm thick felt of a different color. (You can fold once to get two wings with one cut.)
Step 3 (Eyes)
We stick one wobbly eye on each side of the bird.
Glue the two wings evenly on each side of the bird.
Use a hole puncher or scissors to make a hole near the edge of the bird’s back. Then, pull a colored thread through it and make a knot. Now you can hang your birds on a branch or from a floral wreath!
This article first appeared in the beijingkids April 2019 Exploring Beijing issue.
Photos: Uni You