Arts & Crafts Magazine

Is That a Bird on Your Head?

By Partycraftsecrets @partycraftsecrt
Is that a Bird on Your Head?It's no secret that we love our books in this house.  Mo Willems is a favorite bedtime writer-illustrator of ours, with his crazy stories such as 'Don't let the pigeon drive the bus' and 'There's a bird on your head.'
While playing around with some of my craft things, the girls came up with a game where they clipped my faux-birds onto their heads and then laughed at the idea that the birds might bring a mate, build a nest and lay eggs (as happens in the book).
It's so rewarding to know that reading is making a difference, and that simple ideas can have a big impact.  Sure, having a pretend bird on your head might not be a qualification many employers will be looking for in future job interviews, but I'm a big believer that the best attributes you can pass onto your children are curiosity,  imagination and creativity... but then I'm a crafter so I'm biased!
Next time you're looking for a dress-up idea; go to your bookshelf (real or digital) for inspiration.  Pick out a favorite book and have a look through; I'll bet that with a little creativity, you can create a costume that's quirky and original!

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