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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 :


  1. Color the head, wings, and feet the following colors:

  2. 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

  3. Cut out the pieces.
  4. Glue a large rectangular piece around the toilet paper roll.
  5. Glue the tail feathers to the inside bottom back of the roll and then fold upwards.
  6. Glue the head to the front of the toilet paper roll.
  7. Glue the wings to the side of the toilet paper roll.
  8. Glue the feet to the inside bottom front of the toilet paper roll and fold upwards.

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.