MomStart is working with "The Pigeon" book series to bring you these fun ideas! Compensation and samples provided.
The Pigeon really needs a bath! Except, the Pigeon’s not so sure about that. Besides, he took a bath last month! Maybe. It’s going to take some serious convincing to try and get the Pigeon to take the plunge. First in the series, Don’t Let Pigeon Drive the Bus recently celebrated it’s 10th birthday!
Over the last decade, The Pigeon books have sold millions of copies and enchanted young readers. The books have received numerous starred reviews, have appeared on many "best of" lists, and have even been inducted into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame.
To help inspire your own Pigeon Party, we wanted to share this fun and easy party favor craft that the whole family can make together.
These "Pigeon Eggs" hold a bird seed surprise inside, so that the recipient of the party favor can enjoy getting outside and feeding some real, live pigeons after chuckling over that hilarious pigeon scarfing down a hot dog! My parents always had several bird feeders outside our home when I was a child, so I grew up with a love of feeding the birds. I thought this craft would be a fun way to continue that tradition!
What You’ll Need to Get Started:
- Small bag of bird food – 1lb or less
- Post-It Label Pads in blue & yellow
- Sandwich bags
- Bag of 12 plastic Easter eggs
- Black felt-tip pen
IMPORTANT NOTE: As always, if you are doing this craft or bird feeding activity with children, parental supervision is required.
Step 1: Fill The Sandwich Bags With Bird Seed
To get started, pay a visit to your local pet shop and pick up some bird seed for your little pigeon friends; ours has a "Dove Mix" that you can pick up for $1.79 per pound.
You’re going to measure this out in 1 tablespoon increments into 12 sandwich baggies.
Tuck the bag shut, and fold it in half so that it fits into the plastic egg shell.
Step 2: Create Your Pigeon
Now comes the fun part where you can let your inner Picasso Pigeon free! Take your yellow Post-It Label Pad and pull off one sheet. Cut off a small portion of the corner to form a crude triangle.
Unlike regular Post-It Notes, Post-It Labels have an entirely sticky back, so this will stick easily to the egg to form your pigeon’s beak.
Next, take your blue Post-It Label and draw your pigeon head. This is essentially 3 circles: One large circle for the head, one medium circle in the center to form the white of the eye, and one small black circle to create the pupil. This is so easy to draw that even my un-crafty bird brain could do it!
Using the outer line as your guide, cut out the head.
Line up the head over the beak and affix it to the egg.
These favors are perfect for a Pigeon-inspired party – hand them out to your guests, then go outside and take turns feeding the birdies!
You might say…this is one party favor that’s for the birds!
Now tell me: What party supplies would YOU create for a Pigeon Party?