Play With Your Food: A Mother and Baby Bird

Make some garden art you can eat with this great craft for kids.
A Mother and Baby Bird

A Mother and Baby Bird

Photo by: Image courtesy of Ruth Meharg

Image courtesy of Ruth Meharg

This craft is not only cute, the blend of orange and clove makes it smell great too.

In our regular Play With Your Food crafts for kids series, Texas artist, illustrator and lover of all things creative Ruth Meharg offers a tutorial on creating whimsical creatures using your own garden, CSA or farmers market produce. Play With Your Food offers fun family projects to do together and — better still —a great way to encourage healthy eating habits.

Mother and Baby Bird

What You'll Need:

  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Clementine
  • Cloves
  • Toothpicks
  • A paring knife (let a grown-up do the cutting parts)

Follow these easy steps to create your own birds:

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A Great Family Activity

Photo By: Image courtesy of Ruth Meharg

Make a Beak

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Pull Out the Beak

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Create Eyelids

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Use Cloves for Eyes

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Create Feathers

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Make the Wings

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Attach the Bird Head

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