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Crafts for kids are always fun, entertaining, and educational. Since you may be home with your kids tomorrow for Veterans Day, how about a simple patriotic craft to get your day started off right. Thanks goes to Coupons are Great for this craft!

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Patriotic Eagle Craft

patriotic-eagle-craftMaterials:

  • Construction Paper (brown, white, yellow)
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Something to draw circles (like a cup from the kitchen)

Directions:
1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Cut two small ovals from yellow paper which will serve as the birds feet. Cut a pointy beak out of yellow paper.

4. 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.

5. Glue the head, beak, and feet onto the eagle. Allow to dry.

6. Draw eyes onto the eagle. Outline the eagle with a brown or black marker. Add marks to the feet to show separate talons/toes.

Fun Facts about Bald Eagles

  • 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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Jenny

Hi there! I'm Jenny, a coffee-addicted, busy-body, work at home mom of two insane boys age 11 & 6. I'm married to my best friend, obsessed with the Packers, and I love to cook, read, and design blogs (I'm kindof a geek). I love to hear from my readers so leave a comment below to join the conversation!

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