Patriotic Eagle Craft: Perfect Educational Activity for the Election

With Election Day nearing it is important to talk to our children about voting and one easy way to do so is with a Patriotic Eagle Craft.  Election Day is a perfect day to teach children about the national bird of the United States – the Bald Eagle, which appears on the US Seal.

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Create a Patriotic Eagle Craft

Materials Required to Make a Patriotic Eagle Craft
Construction Paper (brown, white, yellow)
Something to draw circles.  We used a cup from the kitchen.

Steps to Create a Patriotic Eagle Craft

  • Trace both of your child’s hands onto brown paper.  Create tail feathers for the eagle by tracing your ring, middle, and index finger together.  Trace a circle onto the brown paper as well.  Cut out these pieces.
  • Create a head for the eagle.  We drew a circle then drew three triangles at the bottom.  We drew spikey hair at the top.  Cut out the head.
  • Cut two small ovals from yellow paper which will serve as the birds feet.  Cut a pointy beak out of yellow paper.
  • Glue the hand prints to the paper.  It is OK if they overlap.  Glue the tailfeathers onto the handprints.   Glue the brown circle onto the overlapped handprint/tail feather piece.
  • Glue the head, beak, and feet onto the eagle.  Allow to dry.
  • Draw eyes onto the eagle.  Outline the eagle with a brown or black marker.   Add marks to the feet to show separate talons/toes.

eagles up close

A few fun facts about the Bald Eagle:

  • They subsist mainly of fish which it grabs with its talons.
  • It builds the largest nest of any bird in North America.  The nest can be 13 feet deep and 8.2 feet wide and up to 2 ton in weight.
  • Bald Eagles are not bald, but instead have a white head.
  • Female eagles are larger than male eagles
  • The Bald Eagle is no longer on the list of endangered species!

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