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Crafts: Birdometer | Bird Crafts

Crafts: Birdometer

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Is today's forecast strictly for the birds? Find out by making this old-fashioned weather device that measures "birdometric" pressure with the help of a friendly yarn worm.

Materials

  • Craft foam in several colors
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Hole puncher
  • Yarn
  • Paper
  • Crayon or marker

Instructions

Be Your Own Meteorologist - Step 1

1. Using a variety of craft foam colors, cut out 2 rectangles (ours were 6 1/2 by 8 1/2 and 5 1/2 by 6 inches), the bird's body, wing, and beak.

2. Hot-glue the foam pieces together as shown, attach an eye, punch a hole beside the bird's beak for the yarn worm to wiggle through, and knot both ends of the yarn.

3. Complete the project by jotting down potential weather conditions and hanging the birdometer outside to consult before braving the blustery March weather.