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Make Birds from Peanut Shells

Look at the nutty birds you can make with the shells of peanuts!

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Participant Age: 7 to 12, Under 7
Approximate Cost: Under $10
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
Difficulty:
Physical Challenge:
  • Feathers
  • Glue
  • Google Eyes
  • Modeling Clay
  • Paint (optional)
  • Whole peanut shells
  • Pen
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Scissors
Choose a whole peanut to make a bird's body
For wings and for a big head and bill, glue split shells to the body.
Add legs
For legs and for a small bill, cut up pieces of pipe cleaner. Punch holes in the shells with a ballpoint pen. Stick the pipe cleaners through the holes and glue them in place.
Make feet
Pack modeling clay inside the feet of long-legged birds to help them stand up.
Give your birds some personality

Glue on google eyes and small feathers for a tail, if you can find some at a craft store.

You can also decorate your birds with paint, if you wish.


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