Since we experienced some actual snow this year (we were snowed in for days!) we had some time for lots of crafts and games. After seeing some winter bird collages on Pinterest, I decided to try my hand at “designing” my favorite backyard bird – the cardinal! It’s VERY simple and quickly put together but we had fun with it.
When my kids heard “winter bird collage” they both interpreted it differently – in fact, each of us ended up with very different results! Isaac and I started out the same. Construction paper background, printer paper for white snow and trees.
Emma decided she was going to freedraw her tree and paste some beautiful backyard bird printables I found online to it.
Emma’s creation. :)
Isaac pasted the birds to his trees, too… and then proceeded to color over them with a black sharpie. ;) He went crazy and cut and pasted all over that picture until you couldn’t even see the original picture – boy, did he enjoy that. :)
My almost-finished picture. I actually added snowflakes (small white pieces of paper cut into circles) and I loved that addition! But my husband walked by and offered me a bite of something greasy, accidentally spilling a bit on my paper in the process. :p I kind of covered it up with a big snowflake but it is still noticeable. I guess I’ll have to make some more winter bird scenes!
Here it is finished!