The picture book Coco can do it! of Loes Riphagen is a great book about a young bird who does not dare to fly out. And today is a big day! All baby birds are flying for the first time. Only Coco does not dare. What if she falls? Or if a cat grabs her? But if it does, she can fly beautiful shapes together with her friends. Is Coco ready to spread her wings?
Before, during or after reading this book, it is nice to have a really fluttering bird with it. The children can now craft a paper Coco themselves! The free printable can be found below. Color your Coco, cut out and fold as you can see in the step photos. With 2 popsicle sticks and some adhesive tape, your Coco will fly out of its nest!
Supplies: Free printable, piece of white 4x12cm paper, black, grey and yellow wax crayons (e.g. Crayola), scissors, 2 wooden popsicle sticks and tape. That's all!
Color Coco and cut it out. Fold the bodice in half and fold back 0.5cm from the center line.
Stick his beak. Wrap the 2 sticks in the piece of paper and glue it along the entire length with adhesive tape. Slide out the paper and cut off 2.5cm so that you see 2.5cm of the sticks.
Slide the paper sleeve 2 cm forward so that you can cut the sides 2 cm. Fold the flaps outwards. Slide the double-folded vows in the middle between the 2 sticks and stick it on both sides with adhesive tape. Slide the paper up and glue the flaps on the wings, also with adhesive tape. Coco is already ready to fly!
Slide the paper sleeve (which is attached to the wings) up and down over the sticks. So his wings can really flap!