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Creative clothespin bird craft dresses up your windows

Bring on spring. Until the migrating birds arrive back in Chicago, there’s still time to create your own. With just a simple clothespin, paint and feathers, you can make birds to hang in the windows and to encourage those real birds to return outside.

Materials:

Clothespins

Acrylic paint and brushes

Feathers

Glue or hot glue gun

Small googly eyes

Orange construction paper

Directions:

1

Paint the inside and outside of a clothespin with acrylic paint. Start with one color and let dry. Then if desired, with another color, add stripes or dots to liven up your bird. Let dry.

2

Using glue or a hot glue gun, put two small googly eyes side-by-side near the top of each clothespin. Then cut a tiny triangle from orange construction paper and glue under the eyes. Let dry.

3

Pick 2-3 feathers for each bird and glue the feathers to the back of the top of the clothespin. Let dry.

4

Use your new “bird” to clip to artwork on a string and hang from windows.

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