This little activity is soooo easy yet so effective. All you need to do is google “images of ____ silhouettes”, find what you love (it could be anything, not limited to animals), print in desired size and cut out. Trace on back of scrapbook paper, cool wrapping paper or even vintage wallpaper and cut out again. Frame, and voila!
All you’ll need to whip up these little beauties is some wooden clothes pegs, textas or paint for the detail and some paper for the wings. If you have “google eyes” in your craft collection then you can use those too! Otherwise just use white paper with black texta.
You’ll need to help little ones cut out the wing shapes to attach to the peg, or you can draw them onto a sheet of paper and glue the painted peg to the paper (as seen below).
You can also add buttons, glitter or other details – whatever you have available!
Collect leaves and or flowers of all shapes and sizes. Dry for a few days between the pages of a heavy book or in a flower press. If you don’t have time for the drying process, green leaves will also work however may not sit quite as flat on the page.
Play around with the shapes of the leaves until you find a design that works. Glue leaves into place and add details such as eyes, arms or legs. For older kids you can also introduce the writing element to this activity.
And here is the not-so-express version … just in case you want to fill in the afternoon. How fabulous do these look? Love.