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Step 1: Create animal props.
- Bird beak: Find a toilet paper tube or cut ¼ of a paper towel tube. On one end of the tube, cut out a U-shape on both sides to create the illusion of an open beak. On the other end of the tube, use a holepuncher or scissors to make a hole underneath each “U”. Cut 2 pieces of yarn or twine, each about 1 foot long and tie one end of each string onto each hole. Kids wear their beak by placing the tube over their mouth or nose and tying the two ends of the twine behind their head.
- Butterfly wings: To make butterfly wings out of fabric, gather fabric in the middle and tie a piece of yarn or twine around the center and then tie the loose ends around your child’s waist. Gather the top two ends of the fabric and tie each one with a piece of yarn and then around each of your child’s wrists. To make wings out of paper, cut out wing shapes from a paper bag or piece of cardboard, leaving the two sides of the wings connected. Use scissors to cut two holes in the middle of the wings. Then, thread twine or yarn through the holes and tie around the waist. Kids can use paint or markers to decorate their butterfly wings, too!
- Beaver tail: Use this template (or create your own) to cut a beaver-shaped tail out of cardboard. (Optional) Use a marker to add diagonal lines across the tail to resemble the markings on a beaver’s tail. Use a holepuncher or scissors to make two holes on either side of one end of the tail. Thread a piece of twine or yarn (about 2.5-3 feet long) through the holes. Kids can wear their beaver tail by tying the twine around their waist.