You will need:

  • Polyballs (various sizes)
  • Acrylic paint
  • PVA glue
  • Red glitter
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Pipecleaners (preferably brown/black)
  • Felt (brown/black)
  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors


  1. Paint the polyballs brown using acrylic paint and leave to dry.
  2. Paint a circular area onto the polyball with glue and sprinkle glitter to cover.
  3. Cut a diamond shape out of coloured paper and fold in two to make the beak. Glue on.
  4. Stick two wiggle eyes onto your little bird.
  5. Cut two wing shapes out of felt and glue onto the sides.
  6. Twist and bend pipecleaners into ‘foot’ shapes and insert into the bottom of the polyball.
  7. Pierce a hole in the top and glue in a length of cord to hang, or alternatively insert a looped pipecleaner.

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