Saturday, April 19, 2014

Quail


Thank you for visiting me during the A to Z Challenge! I hope you'll join me throughout the month of April. I'll be exploring animal crafts with Sassy Pants for each letter of the alphabet. Not only that, but I'll be sharing with you some interesting facts about each animal. (Just to showcase what a nerdy homeschooling mama I am. LOL)

Q is for Quail

Before preparing for this post, the only thing I knew about quail is that they are popular for hunting. I've never gone quail hunting, though. (Actually I've never gone hunting for anything - too afraid of guns.)

Here are some interesting facts about quail:
  • There are 15 different species of quail with each species found in a different part of the world.
  • Quail lay brightly colored eggs, which are considered a delicacy in parts of the world.
  • California quail enjoy community dust baths.
  • The crest or plume on a quail's head is sometimes called a topknot.
  • The Gorgeted Wood quail is on the verge of extinction.
(Disclaimer: I'm not sure this actually looks anything like a quail, but it will have to do.)
Paper Plate Quail
Supplies:
Paper plate
Card stock
Stapler
Markers or crayons

Fold paper plate in half. Cut into ridged edge for quail's beak.

Cut out two small rectangles from card stock. Fold in half long way, then cut a triangle notch at one end of each for feet.

Staple feet inside bottom edge of plate. Bend feet so quail can stand.

Use markers or crayons to decorate quail.


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