Model Magic Robins

Make a family of festive feathered friends to brighten up your windowsill at Christmas.

Skill Level

Intermediate

Time to Make

30 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed

Yes

How to Make

  1. Take a ping-pong ball sized piece of model magic and roll into a fat sausage. Flatten the top and bottom and mould into a bird shape with a pointed beak.
  2. Roll out more clay with a rolling pin and fold in half over a small piece of paper. Draw a wing shape onto the clay and cut out with scissors. Peel the two wings apart from either side of the paper.
  3. Cut a tail piece from flattened model magic and mark this with a pen lid to make feathers. Continue making feathers all over the tail, wings, breast and head of the robin before sticking the pieces together.
  4. Make little feet shaped from half a yellow pipe cleaner and push the stems into the body of the bird. Leave the figure to dry completely.
  5. Paint the robin with brown and red acrylic paint and the beak in black. Add two tiny wiggle-eyes either side of the head.

Top Tip

Pipe cleaner feet mean that you can attach your robins to branches of the Christmas tree.

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