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Draw a Forest Birds Mural (or Tablecloth)

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1) Learn about forest bird species.
2) Develop motor skills.
3) Create a nature table cloth or a portable mural for display (or just a big poster).
4) Have fun!  

Materials list:
1) Plastic table cloth (lightweight) or plastic shower curtain
2) Black sharpy markers
3) A series of colored sharpy markets
4) Large table on which to drape the table cloth/shower curtain

1) Use the links find directions to draw colorful forest birds (subscribers can download the PDF at bottom).
Black-capped Chickadee
Screech Owl
Pileated Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Ruffed Grouse
Wild Turkey
Blue Jay
Great Horned Owl
Baltimore Oriole
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

2) Using a black sharpy marker, follow the step by step drawing directions (you can practice on a blank piece of paper first if you wish).

3) Look up the birds and their colors here.

4) Then using the color sharpy markers, color them.

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Amsel, Sheri. "Draw a Forest Birds Mural (or Tablecloth)" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2023. February 9, 2023
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