Chick-fil-A is offering Science Kids books as part of the Kid's Meal Program. My daughter got the book - Science Kids: Birds by Nicola Davies. This Book gives an insight of birds - Body parts(Beaks, Feathers, Feet...), different ways of flying, Migration and lot more. The book full of spectacular photographs of birds, provides a wonderful real time exploring experience. It also includes a hands-on project to create a bird book.
On our ride back home, CJ was browsing through the pages of the book. She was impressed with the her new bird book. When she saw the below empty tissue box, she came up with the creative idea of recycling the box to a Bird
I had pulled open the sides of the tissue paper box so that it can flattened and stored easily in the recycle bin. The Pulled out sides looked like wings and triggered CJ to make a bird.
Empty Tissue Paper Box
Child Safe Scissors
Pull open the sides of the Tissue paper box. Cut along one edge of the box.
You will get below layout
Cut along the blue lines shown below to get individual rectangles
Take the rectangle piece with the rectangular opening. Fold it into half to get wings shape.
Glue the wings to rectangular piece of the tissue paper box
Cut one of the rectangular piece to a Tail shape and Glue it after the wings. Glue another rectangular piece on top to complete the body of the bird
Draw the outline of the bird as shown below
Cut along the outline to get the bird. For the eyes of the bird, glue Googly eyes. For the feathers,Cut some paper feathers and glue them to the wings. Your bird is ready to fly!!!
CJ just loved the way it turned out. Happy creator of the bird! She zoomed all round the house with her birdie. ZOOM!!!!
She was so impressed with her birdie that it became her bedtime cuddle up toy!
CJ's most FAQ about birds is "Why do they have beak?" The Bird book by Nicola Davies says "Birds do not have teeth, Instead they have beak to grab whole food or to peck it to pieces" so I repeat the lines from the book. CJ goes peck, peck with her bird beak. She also had fun pretend feeding grains to her bird.