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High Rising Eagles Mobile

[Eagle Silhouette]

Read about the American Bald Eagle and how it rises into the air using thermals. Then, with the help of paper, glue, and scissors, you can make a mobile that will let the eagles rise just as they do on thermals in Wisconsin.

What you'll need:

one white paper plate, scissors, glue, and thread.

Here's what you do:

  1. Print out the eagle silhouette page, cut out the four eagle silouettes, then set them aside.[CUT PLATE]

  2. Cut the ribbed edge off of the paper plate. Using the middle of the paper plate, start on one side and begin to cut in a spiral toward the center. [CUT SPIRAL]Each part of the spiral should be about l/2 inch wide. You may want to draw a line to cut along.

  3. Glue the eagle silhouettes along the spiral as if they were circling upward. Glue the eagles by their bodies and bend their wings slightly upward.[GLUE EAGLES ALONG SPIRAL]

  4. With a hole punch make a hole in the center of the inside loop for hanging. Attach a thread and hang up your mobile. If you hang your mobile near a heat source, it will spin and the eagles will look like they are rising with the warm air.

    Caution: Do not hang your mobile so that it might touch a heat source. Remember, it's made of paper and will burn easily.

Adapted by Nancy Schneider, Wisconsin Project WILD, with permission from Susan Gilley, Project WILD Coordinator, Virginia.



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