Fun Animal Friday Kookaburra Bird Craft

A little birdy told us you'll want to do this craft!

Activity best for children age 2 and up

This Australian bird has a very distinct sound. It sounds like the kookaburra is laughing but what that sound really means is this is my home, don’t come near! The kookaburra is a large bird and with its large bill catches snakes, lizards, rodents and frogs. The kookaburra’s habitat is the woodlands and meadows of Australia and New Zealand.

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Materials you’ll need:

White paper plate

White paper 

Black paper


Paint – blue, brown and white

Paint brushes

Blue feathers – optional


Fold a paper plate in half and cut into two pieces. One piece will be the body of the bird. The other part of the paper plate you can use to make the head and the beak.

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Use the black paper to cut out a beak, a leg and a large feather as well as a tail.

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Glue all the pieces together.

Use the paint to decorate your bird. Add the paint to his large black feather and make an eye. If you have a blue feather you can add that as well. Have fun with your laughing kookaburra!

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