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NAIDOC Week

Celebrate indigenous culture with our NAIDOC Week craft ideas.

“How the Birds Got Their Colours” Decofoam Bird

Create your very own decofoam bird and follow along as you read the dreamtime story “How the Birds Got Their Colours” told by Mary Albert, compiled by Pamela Lofts.
  • Step 1Paint a decofoam egg black using acrylic paint and a paintbrush. Allow to dry.
  • Step 2Push a pair of plastic feet into the bottom of the egg so it stands up.
  • Step 3Push a beak into the front of the egg a little higher than the middle point.
  • Step 4Glue wiggle eyes in place using tacky glue to complete the face. Allow to dry.
  • Step 5Finish your bird by giving him beautiful bright feathery wings and a tail! Push the feathers into the decofoam to hold in place. Your bird is now ready to read along with you as you learn all about how the birds got their colours.

Materials used in this activity

Feathers - Exotic
Optional
Product Code: 10800 25g Pack
EACH $13.19 (inc GST) $11.99 (ex GST)
6 or more $8.79 (inc GST) $7.99 (ex GST)          
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Decofoam Eggs
Optional
Product Code: 12344 Pack of 24
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
6 or more $6.59 (inc GST) $5.99 (ex GST)          
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Product Code: 16477 Pack of 100
EACH $2.75 (inc GST) $2.50 (ex GST)
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CleverPatch Tacky Glue
Optional
Product Code: 16494 250ml
EACH $7.69 (inc GST) $6.99 (ex GST)
12 to 23 $6.15 (inc GST) $5.59 (ex GST) 24 or more $5.38 (inc GST) $4.89 (ex GST)
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Product Code: 16885 75ml
EACH $3.29 (inc GST) $2.99 (ex GST)
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Plastic Chicken Feet
Optional
Product Code: 18762 Pack of 50
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
2 or more $7.69 (inc GST) $6.99 (ex GST)          
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Plastic Chicken Beaks
Optional
Product Code: 18763 Pack of 50
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
2 or more $7.69 (inc GST) $6.99 (ex GST)          
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