Summer weather means that there are always cool drinks in hand and extra opportunities to ruin your wood surfaces. Help protect your tables and counters with these fun homemade coasters that kids will actually want to use!
Kids can help make their own colorful birds with little to no help from an adult. Every child can have their own bird in their favorite color.
What You Need:
- Felt Sheets (as many colors as you can manage, but make sure you have black, white, and an orange or yellow)
- Fabric Glue
- Scrap Paper or Felt
How to Make Them:
First, make yourself some templates. You’ll need 3 circles, with a 4 inch, 2 inch, and 3/4 inch diameter. You want a teardrop shape like the one above that is 2 1/2 inches long, and a triangle that is 1 inch tall and 1 inch at the base. Cut these out on printer paper or felt. Felt is better, especially for smaller hands as it stays in place much easier.
Cut out your shapes using the templates. You’ll need 2 of everything but the triangle and 4 inch circle. The large circle is the body, the 2 smaller circles are the eyes and the teardrops are the wings.
Lay out your shapes like I have above so you can see where everything needs to be to look right.
Remove the eyes and glue the wings and beak in place.
Glue down the whites of the eyes on top of the wings and beak.
Finally, add the pupils.
If you would like a more finished look, you can glue everything onto a neutral colored felt sheet. You can glue on the finished birds, or assemble the bird straight onto your felt sheet. Once dry, cut the bird out, leaving a small outline of your neutral backing.
Smile every time you see your fun birdie coasters!