Date : May 28, 2020
The jar bird feeder has attracted quite a few Australian birds to my front yard. It’s brought cockatoos and galahs to our paperbark tree. They have also had the most fun getting seed out of the feeder.
The birdlife has been a welcome distraction while isolating at home.
Galah’s are Australia’s most known cockatoo with pink and grey features. Their colouring is striking and their behaviour is often loud and brash.
Inspired by these beautiful birds, I’ve come up with a toilet roll galah pet craft. All you need is an empty toilet roll and some paper to create this cheeky bird.
- white paper
- pink paper
- toilet roll
- white felt
- googly eyes (black pen if you don’t have eyes)
- grey texta
- 2 white cupcake patty cases
- hole punch
- pipe cleaners in black and white
- sticky tape
Glue the pink paper around the toilet roll. Cut the ends flush with the toilet roll. Glue a strip of white paper (approximately 2cm in width) around the top of the toilet roll to create the galah face.
Glue googly eyes and cut a triangle white nose from the paper or white felt.
Cut strips of white and pink paper to create the crest of the galah. Staple together and tape to the top interior of the toilet roll.
Colour the two white patty cases using the grey texta. These are going to be the wings.
Fold the cupcake case in half and keep folding it in portions. Fan it out and glue on each side of the toilet roll for the wings.
Make the legs and claws out of black pipe cleaners. Twist a small section around a longer piece to create three prongs. Sticky tape both legs to the inner bottom of the toilet roll.
Optional: Hole punch two holes at each side of the bottom of the galah. Thread through a white pipe cleaner and tie this around your arm to turn your galah into a wearable pet.
If you don’t have coloured paper, colour in white paper instead to create the different sections of the bird.
Alternatively, you could paint your finished bird if you have the pink, white and black paint available.
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Contributed By Crafty Bec
Crafty Bec is here to help stimulate little imaginations and spark a creative flame in little people. Inspired by May Gibbs’ own passion for creative writing and art, Bec helps educators and mums to embrace nature inspired creativity.