Make a Pineywoods Woodpecker
Woodpeckers have really strong bills, heads and necks that act like a hammer and chisel! They peck holes into old pine trees, telephone poles, or posts to make nests. They eat ants and other insects, nuts, fruits, and berries. Woodpeckers live in family groups.
What You'll Need :
- Toilet paper roll
- Crayons or markers
- Woodpecker body parts to color
Woodpecker Body Parts (PDF 78.8 KB)
- Color the head, wings, and feet the following colors:
- Cut out the pieces.
- Glue a large rectangular piece around the toilet paper roll.
- Glue the tail feathers to the inside bottom back of the roll and then fold upwards.
- Glue the head to the front of the toilet paper roll.
- Glue the wings to the side of the toilet paper roll.
- Glue the feet to the inside bottom front of the toilet paper roll and fold upwards.
Head - white
Head top tuft - red
Eye - orange
Feet - gray
Bill - black
Stripes near eye - black
Oval near bill - red
Stripe near oval - black
Wings - Black with white markings
Tail feathers - black or dark gray
For more fun :
Create a pine tree branch and tree trunk from paper and tack to a bulletin board or wall. Tape or staple woodpeckers to the tree branch. Color in a woodpecker hole in the trunk part of the tree.