Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

August 31, 2009

Thirsty Black Crow

©This project is dedicated to Gurudev. For personal use (or use in Balavihar classrooms) only.
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This is an art project to go along with "The Thirsty Crow."
Click here for a nice animation of this classic tale.
Click here for another animation.

To assemble a kit from class: You will need a glue stick.

1. Place a wing on top of (not between) the body. Make sure that the punched holes line up with each other.
2. Put a brad (paper fastener) through both holes and bend it over (on the back of the body.)
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the other wing.
4. Peel the paper off the wiggly eyes and stick them onto the bird's face.
5. Glue the beak on the bird's face.
6. Twirl the straw between your palms.

Note: If the wings do not flap up and down when your child twirls the straw, then you must adjust the brads. After making the brads a little looser, try twirling again!

To make kits for class (or home) you will need the following:

Light colored piece of cardstock
Black Poster Board
Small piece of orange construction paper (or gold foil)
2 paper fasteners (brads)
2 googly eyes

1. Print the image onto a light colored piece of cardstock. Cut all the pieces out. These are to be used as your templates.
2. Fold a piece of black poster board in half. Place the body template on the paper (with the top of the head at the fold). Trace and cut out. You should have two complete bodies joined at the top of the head.
3. Trace 2 wings onto a single piece of black poster board. Cut out.
4. Trace beak onto orange construction paper. Cut out.
5. Place the straw between the 2 pieces of body and staple onto the straw.
6. Place a wing on top of the body (at the shoulder) and using a hole puncher, punch a hole through the wing and the body. Fasten with a brad. Do the same thing with the other wing.
7. Glue the eyes and the beak on.
8. Twirl the straw between your palms.*

* If the wings don't flap up and down as you spin your crow, then you must loosen the paper fasteners.

©jmg 2008
For personal use only