Addison County early childhood educators are pooling together their resources to launch a community arts and crafts project for families stuck at home during the pandemic. Most of the projects can be completed with materials easily found at home.
Still, the group is planning to provide donations of art materials for local children over the next 12 weeks. Earlier this month they collected enough arts and crafts materials from the community to create 80 individualized art packs, which were distributed to Addison County Parent/Child Center families.
This week’s project is:
MAKE A ‘HOMING’ PIGEON
- Poster board/file folder/cereal box panel or other heavy paper (to cut the bird shape)
- half-sheet of blank paper (for the message from “home”)
- yarn or string
- colored pencils, markers or crayons
- hole punch
- paper clip
Write or draw a message of thanks or good wishes on the blank paper.
Fold the paper back and forth like a fan, starting at a short end; make the folds thin and even if you can. Staple in the middle; set aside — this makes the wings.
Draw a bird’s body on the poster board. Cut it out.
Cut a slit in the bottom of the bird’s body; punch a hole above the slit a bit to the right.
Decorate the bird shape however you’d like.
Slip the fanned note into the slit and spread the folds outward to make the wings.
Loop a piece of yarn or string through the hole.
Bend a paper clip into an “S” shape and attach it to the top of the yarn
Now you can hang it up!