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Bright Parrot In A Leafy Jungle Greeting Card

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colourful parrot in a leafy jungle greeting card


This bright parrot in a leafy jungle card is fun to make. It would make a great birthday card and will brighten up anyone's day. No artistic ability is needed and it's perfect for young children. Older children can draw their own parrot shape instead of using a picture as a starting point.

Time: 15 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Level: Easy

Materials
Plain card
Green, yellow and blue paint
Some leaves to print with
Colour printout of a photo of a parrot from the Internet (or draw your own)
PVA white glue and brush
Red, blue, yellow and green craft feathers and/or small scraps of red, blue, yellow and green paper (e.g tissue paper, crepe paper etc)



parrot card jungle background green card
Lots of bright craft feathers and scraps of tissue paper ready for sticking


Method
Paint your card green using a brush or sponge.



colourful parrot in a leafy jungle greeting card
Paint your card green any way you like


Add some green paint to 3 containers. Mix in some yellow paint with the green paint in one container and some blue paint in with the green paint in the second container. You should now have 3 different shades of green paint
Dip leaves into the different shades of green paint and lay them over your green background



colourful parrot in a leafy jungle greeting card




parrot card jungle background green card


Lift off the leaves again to reveal your leafy jungle



parrot card jungle background green card
Leafy jungle ready for the parrot


Find a photo picture of a parrot on the Internet (Google Images has a big selection) and print out



parrot card jungle background green card


Look at the different colours on the parrot and match them with your feathers, paper scraps etc
Cover the parrot in glue, except for the face



colourful parrot in a leafy jungle greeting card gluing


Stick feathers and other scraps of coloured paper onto the parrot, trying to match the colours



colourful parrot in a leafy jungle greeting card gluing


When dry, cut around the parrot and stick onto your leafy jungle card



colourful parrot in a leafy jungle greeting card
Card ready to brighten up someones day


For a simpler project, simply glue your parrot onto a sheet of green paper. You could also stick on a googly eye. For a more complex project, try drawing your own parrot.



colourful parrot in a leafy jungle greeting card gluing
An easier version with a simple green background



Categories
#Easy
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Bird
#Parrot
#Sticking
#Feathers
#Painting
#Googly eyes
#Jungle
#Colour mixing
#Printing
#Natural materials
#Greeting Card
#Birthday Card
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