Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bird Races

Yesterday for our Spring Celebration we wanted a little something to go along nicely with our bubbles, egg-dying, and hunt.

So how about Bird Races?
You only need a plastic disposable cups, tape, straws, feathers, something for eyes, craft glue, and string.

First we taped a straw to the side of the cup. Positionally, this will be the back of the bird. You can trim the straw, just make sure it's a smooth cut so that it won't snag the string.

Then we cut out our desired beak shape, and taped the beak to the bottom of the cup - on top and underneath.

Glue on your eyes.
Put a ring of glue on the inside of your cup opening for tail feathers.

Add some craft glue to the sides, and attach feathers for wings.

Tie one end of a long string (however long you like) to the bottom of something (a fence, a table leg, etc) and then thread the string through your straw.

When everyone is ready,
let the race begin!
Bounce, tug, and shake your string until your bird finds his way to the end of the line!

Maybe a celebration of berries, nuts or gummy worms at the end of the race, hmmm?


  1. Geez lady, why don't you live closer?!? I can't find anybody around here that looks at life the way my family does....but I have met plenty in the blogging world, everybody is just so far away! :(

  2. I totally agree with Lisa! ;)

  3. That is such a cute idea! Can't wait to try it out.

  4. You have funny ideas! When My daugther is older, I will also do stuff like that.

  5. I read about this online somewhere - there were no pictures, and no credit to the originator of the idea.
    I just thought it was darling, and wanted to share the fun with everyone.

  6. Owen adores races of any kind! The birds look great and those kids look mighty happy too :0)

  7. What a fun idea! I will be doing this with my boys this afternoon!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. This is such a lovely simple craft that we tried at playgroup today...thank you for sharing the idea.

  9. I can't wait to try this out! Thanks for the great idea.


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