Bring on the fireworks! If you live the United States, you know that summer means more than swimming pools and sun tans. It’s also the time for picnics, red white and blue, as well as fireworks. We’ve made a Popsicle Stick Fireworks craft before, too. The official start to the season is Memorial Day, a day to remember and honor those who have fought for our country, with patriotic events. We got an early start on the festivities with our Cardboard Roll Felt Eagle Craft.
This Cardboard Roll Felt Eagle craft is a perfect way to get kids prepared for Memorial Day and Independence Day, too. Simple to put together with empty toilet paper rolls and pieces of felt, it’s my kind of craft that repurposes what you should already have around.
Aside from the toilet paper cardboard rolls and brown and white felt, you will need yellow foam paper, craft sticks, googly eyes, scissors, and hot glue for this patriotic craft.
- brown and white felt
- yellow foam paper
- craft sticks
- googly eyes
- toilet paper rolls
- hot glue
Begin by folding your yellow foam paper in half. On the fold, cut out the shape of bird feet. Use the scraps to create small triangle beaks.
Cut just the ends of a craft stick. Keep them about 1 inch. Glue your bird’s feet onto the craft stick. This will help weigh down your toilet paper tube.
Glue your birds feet to your toilet paper tube.
Cut a long strip of brown felt a little more than half the height of your toilet paper tube. Wrap the felt around the bottom of your toilet paper tube and secure with glue on the back. Follow this step with your white felt. Trim off any excess felt from the top with scissors. Cut wing shapes out of your brown felt. They don’t need to be perfect! Glue your wings onto the brown portion of your toilet paper tube.
Take your birds beak and fold it in half and pinch it on the bend tightly. You want to create a 3D beak. Glue your birds beak into place. Glue google eyes above your bird’s beak. Your bald eagle is finished and looking mighty fearless!
What a great craft for Memorial Day, July 4th and bird craft, too! How are you celebrating? Be sure to find more patriotic craft and recipe ideas at Our Kid Things!