Two Little Dickie Birds: Easy Craft

When I received my Bostik box this month, part of a year long project we are involved in as Bostik bloggers, and realised the theme was bird, I knew exactly what we would make. If there is one nursery rhyme that Harry loves it is this:-

Two little dickie birds sitting on a wall,
One named Peter, one named Paul.
Fly away, Peter!   Fly away, Paul!
Come back, Peter!   Come back, Paul!

And so with that in mind, we set about to create our very own Dickie birds that we could use as part of our nursery rhymes together.

You will need:

Bostik Glu Dots or foam pads,
Sequins or similar to decorate,
Two “googly eyes”,
Two lollipop sticks,
An assortment of feathers,
Two foam birds (either pre-cut or design your own).

Our feathers were wired so we simply pushed the wire end through the tail of the bird and wrapped it round being careful to make sure that any sharp ends were pushed safely under. If your feathers are not wired you can simply glue them into place.

Next we stuck on eyes and our decorations, using Bostik Glu Dots for less mess – bonus!!

With the birds decorated, and only a few of the jewels making it onto Harry’s face (standard!) we were almost done!

To finish we attached a lollipop stick to the back of each bird using the Glu Dots, turning our birds into two little puppets.

The finished bird was so simple but, I’m sure you will agree, very effective.

Harry was so pleased with himself and instantly launched into a rendition of Two Little Dickie Birds……on repeat!!!

 

 

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56 Comments

  1. April 20, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    Ah I love that nursery rhyme too and what a lovely craft activity around it!

    • Laura Dove
      April 20, 2017 / 5:02 pm

      Thanks Talya, he was so happy to do a craft without his sisters too!! xx

  2. April 23, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    These are so cute Laura. Honestly the glu dots are the best invention ever, I love how effective they are, but without the mess. Perfect for toddlers! Harry looks very happy with his very own dickie birds x

    • Laura Dove
      April 24, 2017 / 9:05 am

      Haha yes! The Glu dots have changed how I feel about crafts entirely!! PVA glue is no good in this house, Harry tries to eat it!! xx

  3. April 23, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    Aw these are such cute crafts Laura! The boys love this rhyme, so they would love to make something similar, I will have to try it out with them this week x

    • Laura Dove
      April 24, 2017 / 9:04 am

      Thanks Yvonne. I’m not the best when it comes to crafts so it was nice to do this together and them turn out well! xx

  4. April 23, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    What a fun craft~! I love that there are so many easy DIY craft projects for kids and families. It’s so important to encourage creativity with our children.

    • Laura Dove
      April 24, 2017 / 9:03 am

      Thank you! It was lots of fun to do them together! xx

  5. Tiffany
    April 24, 2017 / 12:53 am

    Hello Laura,

    This was a cute and fun post. I don’t have any kids but it’s always great when parents can sit with their children for an intimate and fun activity.

    • Laura Dove
      April 24, 2017 / 9:03 am

      Thanks Tiffany! It’s not often Harry will keep his attention on a craft so it was lovely to do this together! xx

  6. April 24, 2017 / 2:54 am

    This is something different!! after a long time I have heard this nursery rhyme. By the way lovely photographs

    • Laura Dove
      April 24, 2017 / 9:02 am

      Ahh thank you so much. xx

  7. April 24, 2017 / 4:59 am

    I’ve heard my 3 year daughter singing this Rhyme quite a number of times.I am sure this DIY would make her enjoy more:)

    • Laura Dove
      April 24, 2017 / 9:02 am

      They are so easy but so sweet, Harry loves them! xx

  8. April 24, 2017 / 8:43 am

    Wow. They both look amazing, I love crafts like this

    • Laura Dove
      April 24, 2017 / 9:02 am

      Thanks Jon, we had fun making them together! xx

  9. April 24, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    Oh my girls would love this – they are really into their crafts at the minute! That rhyme reminds me of Meme’s nursery days.

    • Laura Dove
      April 25, 2017 / 8:14 am

      It’s not one that they really sing in nursery now, but I think Harry saw it on YouTube and is obsessed with it, haha! xx

  10. April 24, 2017 / 11:48 pm

    I agree. The bostik birds are very simple but effective, I love how the feathers pluming out make up the tails x

    • Laura Dove
      April 25, 2017 / 8:13 am

      Thanks Ana, the kids love them! xx

  11. Ali Rost
    April 25, 2017 / 1:27 am

    Awww .. how cute are these! What a fun way to spend an afternoon with kids. I can remember making things like this as a kid. My best friend and I would then put on plays for our parents. Thank-you for the memory .. made me smile!

    • Laura Dove
      April 25, 2017 / 8:12 am

      Aww that’s so sweet! My kids love to put on little plays for us too! xx

  12. April 25, 2017 / 3:27 am

    This is so cute! It would be a great DIY for kids. I’ll share it with my nephew!

    • Laura Dove
      April 25, 2017 / 8:12 am

      Thank you, I’m sure he will love it! xx

  13. April 25, 2017 / 4:33 am

    Your son is adorable. And the crafts look very cute. I know my daughter would love doing this craft and she’s 11. She loves these kinds of crafts.

    • Laura Dove
      April 25, 2017 / 8:12 am

      Thank you! He loved doing a craft without his big sisters taking over! xx

  14. April 25, 2017 / 6:13 am

    The kids love this when we sing it at pre-school….may have to take this craft in

    • Laura Dove
      April 25, 2017 / 8:11 am

      It was so easy, Harry won’t stop singing it now, haha! xx

  15. April 25, 2017 / 10:17 am

    That’s a really lovely craft, especially for this time of year. My kids are going to love making this at home

    • Laura Dove
      April 25, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Thank you Zena. xx

  16. April 25, 2017 / 11:11 am

    Thanks this is awesome. Now I’ll know what to do next time visiting my sister and play with my niece. Great craft.

    • Laura Dove
      April 25, 2017 / 11:22 am

      Aww thank you! Hope she enjoys it! xx

  17. April 25, 2017 / 11:49 am

    That’s so cute! I would have loved to see some bejewelled Harry photos though 😂

    • Laura Dove
      April 25, 2017 / 6:13 pm

      Hahah he wasn’t so happy when I had to peel them out of his hair! xx

  18. Jen
    April 25, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    I love them! They are so effective, and I know my little boy would love to make them. I also know he would call one Benny, as he is currently obessessed with a pigeon he sees, and has called it Benny for some unknown reason. Now anything bird related refers to Benny. A great craft session.

    • Laura Dove
      April 25, 2017 / 6:05 pm

      Haha that’s so sweet!! My kids always have one name that they call everything, at the moment it’s Rainbow Girl….sigh…xx

    • Laura Dove
      April 25, 2017 / 6:04 pm

      Thank you! xx

  19. April 25, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    This is such a sweet craft idea. I am really bad and don’t really craft much with my children – I really should more x

    • Laura Dove
      April 25, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      I’m notoriously useless, this one was so easy though! xx

    • Laura Dove
      April 25, 2017 / 6:02 pm

      Thank you! xx

  20. April 25, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Cute little craft, I love the gems on them!

    • Laura Dove
      April 26, 2017 / 8:56 am

      My kids love sparkles! xx

  21. April 26, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    That’s so cute! This is definitely going to be a fun craft for kids 😁

    • Laura Dove
      April 27, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      They really enjoyed it! xx

  22. April 26, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    Oh these are lovely – my toddler loves that nursery rhyme as well so we may well have a go at these one morning.

    • Laura Dove
      April 27, 2017 / 9:40 pm

      Ahh good luck! xx

  23. alittlechinwag
    April 26, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    Wow, this is very creative! I might try this out with my little brother one day. He is six. Great work with the birds!

    • Laura Dove
      April 27, 2017 / 9:37 pm

      Ahh I’m sure he would love it! xx

  24. April 27, 2017 / 7:54 am

    That is super cute, I’d love to do that with my niece and think I will the next time I see her. Last time we were making a castle! 😉

    • Laura Dove
      April 27, 2017 / 9:35 pm

      Oh how much fun! xx

  25. Joanna
    April 28, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    This is so cute! It takes me back to the “manual labor” classes from school, when my teacher would have this really big book filled with exciting crafts. It was my favorite hour in school. I remember so clear some of the crafts we’ve made, like a bird, using walnut shells. I probably would have liked to create sparkly birds as well. 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      April 30, 2017 / 11:27 am

      Oh wow that does sound like fun!! I don’t remember anything like that, my memory is terrible! xx

  26. June 4, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    Ahhh these are so cute – and so much fun for little ones! I used to love being crafty when I was a kid, it beats sitting on a Gameboy/PlayStation/laptop/iPhone all day! x

    • Laura Dove
      June 5, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      I agree, I love getting the children to use their imaginations! xx

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