1 toilet paper tube
1 pair of children’s scissors
Handcrafting paste or glue stick
1 dull darning or punching needle
Yarn or nylon thread for hanging
- First, print out the craft pattern on two sheets of paper (DIN-A4). Make sure your printer is set to 100% (see print menu).
- Cut out the individual parts (or let your child cut them out).
- You can then glue the body (1) around the surface of the toilet paper tube.
- Using a dull darning needle or a punching needle, carefully cut a small hole at the position marked in the middle of the toilet paper tube. Then you can draw a thread through the hole to hang the bee. Tie several knots on the inside end of the thread to prevent the thread from slipping out.
- Glue the outside (3a) and inside (3b) of the beak together. Fold the triangles downward along the dotted line to create a rectangular middle section which you can then glue to the face (2).
- Glue the finished face (2) to the end of the toilet paper tube with the blue stripe. To do this, fold the three tabs downward along the dotted line and glue them to the edge of the toilet paper tube.
- Glue the rear section (4) of the chickadee to the other end of the toilet paper tube in the same way.
- Glue the front and back sides of the wings together (6a + 6b und 7a + 7b).
- Glue the front (5a) and back (5b) of the tail together and then glue the tail to the end of the chickadee’s body.
- Fold the tabs on the wings upward along the dotted lines. Glue the wings on the right and lefts sides of the chickadee’s back.
- All done!
Once your child has chosen a craft pattern to color, he or she should color the individual parts before cutting them out. That will help prevent the smaller parts from tearing or creasing during coloring.
Why not make a colorful mobile with the chickadee and her flying friends!