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Fun, creative activities for kids, including kids craft ideas to keep them amused for hours!

Static Flying Bird

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STEAM, STEM, electricity, static, balloon, bird, flying.

  • Step 1First, download the template. Using sticky tape, stick the body of the bird onto a piece of blue cardboard.
  • Step 2Cut the main body shape out using scissors. Repeat this process with the wings using tissue paper. Adult supervision recommended when using scissors.
  • Step 3Stick the wings onto the construction foam using sticky tape. Use the body of the bird as a reference when positioning the wings.
  • Step 4To create a tail, attach the feathers to the foam board using tape.
  • Step 5Apply glue over the total surface of the bird’s body and stick it on top of the wings and tail.
  • Step 6To complete the bird’s face, use a small yellow triangle for the beak and stick on wiggle eyes.
  • Step 7Inflate a balloon then rub it vigorously into your hair.
  • Step 8Immediately place the balloon down on top of the tissue paper and lift it up and down to reveal the birds flapping wings!

Materials used in this activity

Balloons - Coloured
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Product Code: 10003 Pack of 100
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Student Scissors
Optional
Product Code: 10897 Pack of 20
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Product Code: 11113 Pack of 150
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CleverPatch Cardboard - Assorted Colours - A3
Optional
Product Code: 14933 Pack of 100
EACH $27.49 (inc GST) $24.99 (ex GST)
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Product Code: 16477 Pack of 100
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Product Code: 17520 Pack of 10
EACH $27.49 (inc GST) $24.99 (ex GST)
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Tissue Paper - Light Blue
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Product Code: 17592 Pack of 5
EACH $2.20 (inc GST) $2.00 (ex GST)
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Clear Sticky Tape
Optional
Product Code: 17769 18mm x 66m
EACH $3.29 (inc GST) $2.99 (ex GST)
32 or more $1.64 (inc GST) $1.49 (ex GST)          
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