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This post is sponsored by Disney Book Group. All opinions are my own.
In honor of Pigeon’s 16th BIRD-day, we decided to create a fun BIRD-day craft! I have to say that of all of the projects we’ve ever done, Falynn absolutely loved this one the most. She’s been a huge Mo Willems fan since she was old enough to go to the library. The Pigeon series is at the top of her list. She will read them to anyone that will listen and she just giggles through the entire book.
When I told her that we were going to make a pigeon mask, she went cuckoo. With just a few simple steps, she was transformed into one of her favorite characters of all time!
Supplies You’ll Need:
Paper Plates (pastel blue or you can paint a white plate)
Construction Paper (white and black)
Yellow Masking Tape or Yellow Construction Paper
Popsicle Stick (light blue or you can paint one)
Light Blue Paint (only if you need to paint the plate or popsicle stick)
Hot Glue Gun + Glue
Let’s Make a Pigeon Mask
- If you need to paint the popsicle stick blue, make sure to do that first so it has time to dry.
- Using a round object, trace a circle onto the white paper (we used the masking tape)
- Using a smaller round object, trace a circle onto the black paper (we used a lid from a spice container)
- Glue the black circle on top of the white circle (toward the side, middle). This makes Pigeon’s eye.
- Glue the eye onto the middle of your plate.
- Cut out 2 strips of yellow masking tape (twice as big as you want it) and fold it in half so that it’s not sticky on either side. If you don’t have yellow masking tape, just cut out two strips of yellow construction paper.
- Glue them to the side of the plate and then use your scissors to shape them into Pigeon’s beak.
- Cut out a small white rectangle and glue it to your popsicle stick. Make sure to measure to make sure that once it’s glued on, you can still see it.
- Take your popsicle stick and hot glue it to the back of the plate. This is Pigeon’s neck and what they will hold their mask with.
- Take a black marker and trace around the white circle, the beak and the white rectangle on Pigeon’s neck.
To say that Falynn loves her Pigeon mask would be an understatement. I’ve found her walking around with it more than a few times since we made it last week. It’s a really easy and inexpensive craft idea that your kids will love, especially if they love Mo Willems books as much as Falynn does! These books are a favorite of ours because of their lighthearted, funny tone. You can’t help but giggle as you read through each book and wondering what Pigeon will want next. Pigeon is so relatable to kids and even to us parents who can relate to every one of Pigeon’s temper tantrums.
By the way, it’s time to get excited for Mo Willems newest Pigeon book, The Pigeon Has to Go to School, which will be in stores on June 2, 2019! Stay tuned for more on that book! Falynn’s already counting down the days.
Which Mo Willems book is a favorite in your house?
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