I saw this on pinterest and I knew I NEEDED to do this! I am still going to add "straw" but its perfect for a Friday afternoon! My door is open almost all day so I wanted it to be cute with the door open, but the hat went on the head outside. So Hats off to this aDOORable compromise!
I saw this on pinterest and I knew I NEEDED to do this! I started by covering the door with brown paper. We have to have 60% of our window open according to our VIRTUS (sexual abuse prevention) training. I cut some small strips to make a pane for the window. I then printed and colored 5 mint candies and 6 candy canes. I laminated these so they can be used every year. I then cut "gumdrops" out of simple printing paper. I had each student paint a gumdrop and then sprinkle it with sugar sprinkles (glitter). They love it and so does everyone visiting our school!
I first started with black paper. I put one pice horizontally first. I then put the pieces vertically (they were large pieces so two pieces vertical would touch in the middle.) I taped the black paper on the door around the borders, but not to each other in the middle. I curved the top piece to make it look like a head. I then cut the middle of the door out for the white belly. Again, my door needs to have a majority of the window viewable so safety reasons so the white belly will be mostly the window. Where door was exposed, I placed white printer paper. I then made a beak by folding orange paper in half and cutting a triangle out. Then I taped the bottom of the triangle beak to the face. I made two white eyes out of the printer paper and pupils with extra black paper. I then cut two feet from the same orange paper. I folded the top of the foot over and taped them to the door so the feet can "waddle" when the door opens and closes. I did the same thing to both sides of the door so it looks the same both opened and closed.
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