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Ostrich Duster

More than 100 years ago, people used light, fluffy ostrich feathers for dusting their homes and offices. Today, synthetic fibers do just as well picking up dust, and the ostriches get to keep their feathers!  Make this fun fellow to help you keep things neat and tidy.

What You Need:

  • 2 ½-inch foam ball
  • 2 googly eyes
  • 1 dusting tool
  • 1 sheet of yellow foam
  • 1 yellow pipe cleaner (chenille stem)
  • Beak and feet stencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue

 

 

What You Do

  1. Print the stencil and use it to trace the ostrich beakThe hard mouthpart of a bird and some other animals. The beak can also be called a bill. and feet onto yellow foam sheet. Use scissors to cut out the beakThe hard mouthpart of a bird and some other animals. The beak can also be called a bill. and feet.
  2. Press the foam ball onto the end of the duster.
  3. Glue googly eyes onto the front of the foam ball.
  4. With an adult’s help, use scissors to cut a groove into the foam ball just below the eyes.
  5. Put a bit of glue into the groove and press the wide edge of the beakThe hard mouthpart of a bird and some other animals. The beak can also be called a bill. into the groove.
  6. Wrap one end of the yellow pipe cleaner to the top of both legs and use the other end to attach it to the bottom of the duster.