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.
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.
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!
- My Little Book of Bald Eagles
- The Bald Eagle (American Symbols) book
- Majestic Eagles: Compelling Facts and Images of the Bald Eagle book
- I Spy Eagle Eye - Game for the family
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