One of our new favorite books is Roly-Poly Egg by Kali Stileman.
The story begins with Splotch. Splotch is a bird that lives high up in a tree and she lays a very small and very spotty egg. She is so excited that she jumps up and down and shakes her egg right off the tree branch. The egg then goes on a little adventure, shall we say. It rolls down a giraffe's back, gets kicked by a zebra, almost eaten by a crocodile, sucked up by an elephant's trunk, and passed through the trees like a ball by monkeys and passed back to Splotch. As soon as Splotch can breathe a sigh of relief that her egg is back, it's starts to hatch. Out comes a very small and very spotty baby bird.
This was such a super cute story.....that of course, inspired me to make a craft using this book as a theme.
First, we started by making an egg that the baby could hatch from.
I cut an egg shape out of blue construction paper and cut zig zags to give it that cracking/hatching look.
We glued the edges to a sheet of poster board, so that the egg could open and show off it's surprise inside.
Nathan glued foam circles to the egg to make it look like the egg in the book.
Next we started making the birds.
We used Red and Blue fingerpaint to make the birds' bodies.
While the paint dried, we started working on the legs.
We used pipe cleaners and beads.
We threaded the beads on the pipe cleaners.
I cut the birds down to size and Nathan glued some fun wiggly eyes to the birds and orange foam triangles for their beaks.
Then, we opened the egg and glued the baby bird to the poster board
Our little baby bird is hatching from it's egg.
So Adorable, right?
We put Splotch together next.
We glued Splotch's body to a sheet of construction paper, added her legs, beak and eyes. Plus, a few feathers for fun.
.....and her baby.
Such a fun, cute craft to go with an equally fun and cute book!
If you would like a chance to win a copy of this book, head on over to Tiger Tales (the blog) and leave a comment telling what your favorite book is and why you love it so much....the contest is over April 18, so hurry now!
*Disclosure: I received a copy of Roly-Poly Egg from Tiger Tales, for review purposes only. The opinions herein are my own and were not influenced by Tiger Tales in anyway. The crafts, however are mine :)