When you think of things that start with O, ostriches might not be the first thing that you think of, but this adorable O is for ostrich craft might just change your mind. Today, we are going to make an ostrich as one of our letter O craft. This craft combines several materials, making it a fun 3D and multimedia project for kids. This ostrich craft uses pom poms, paper, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes to create a fun ostrich that kids will have tons of fun playing with. Follow these steps to make the O is for ostrich craft with your class or make it at home!
Before we start with the letter O Craft, I would like to share some books that I recommend to help you teach the Beginning Sound Letter O
OliverOliver (I Can Read Level 1)An Octopus Is Amazing (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2)OliviaOwen (Caldecott Honor Book)Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef by Marianne Berkes [Dawn Publications, 2004] Hardcover [Hardcover]My Very Own Octopus
Letter O Craft: Ostrich Craft
What you’ll need to make the O is for ostrich for each child:
- Black paper
- Orange paper
- Orange pipe cleaners
- Black pom poms
- White paper
O is for Ostrich Craft Directions
- Cut out a wing and tail for each ostrich from black paper. Cut two feet and a neck from an orange pipe cleaner, and cut a beak from orange paper.
- Give each child about 6 black pom poms to make the ostrich’s body and one for the head. Each child will also need a googly eye for their ostrich.
- Arrange the pom poms in a body shape onto the white paper, reserving one for the head. Glue the pom poms to the paper.
- Glue the two legs under the pom pom body. Glue the neck to to the top of the body and use the last pom pom for a head. Glue the wing and tail to the body and give the ostrich a googly eye and beak. Don’t glue the entire pipe cleaner that is used as the neck to the paper. If it is left free, the ostrich’s head bounces around a little and is fun to play with! Kids will love that they can arrange the head into “classic” ostrich poses, including the head in the ground pose!
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