Parrot Fun Facts

Our pattern of the month is the parrot!  To celebrate we are offering a free coloring page that could also be turned into a stick puppet.   And in later blogs we will have free downloads of a parrot paper bag puppet and a pattern to make a simple felt hand puppet which requires no sewing! 

Parrot Puppet Pattern

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Fun Facts About Parrots

Parrots can mimic human speech.  They are very social, so they communicate by mimic the sounds around them.  They don’t have vocal cords like humans do.  Instead they use muscles in their throats to direct the air differently.  This allows them to imitate sounds like a phone ringing, barking dog or a toilet flushing.  They are smart.   Scientists believe that parrots have the same logic as a 4 year old child.  That’s because they have a brain neural circuit similar to humans.  They can even add, subtract and understand the meaning of zero.


Macaws Photo by Roi Dimor on Unsplash

Other fun facts about parrots are:

  • They love to swing!  Even in the wild they will swing because they enjoy the movement
  • They eat with their feet
  • They can live over 60 years
  • They mate for life
  • A group of parrots is called a pandemonium
  • The death metal band called Hatebeak has a gray parrot as its lead vocalist
Upcoming Parrot Craft Activities

In our next parrot blog, we’ll be sharing a few ideas and links for some fun parrot craft activities that we found around the web. We’ll also have a free download pattern for the kids to make their own parrot paper bag puppet. You can also check out our Puppet of the Month Pinterest Board.

Until then, enjoy our free download of a parrot coloring page for the kids to color!  It can even be cut out and glued to a craft stick to make a stick puppet!

Need a Puppet with a Moving Mouth and Makes Expressions?  We’ve got the pattern! 

You can buy the Parrot Puppet Sewing Pattern here.  It is available as a digital download so you can start sewing immediately.  Each pattern has step by step instructions and free video tutorial.  In fact you can watch our free tutorial on how to sew the parrot puppet right now!  Beginner sewists have complimented us on how easy they found our instructions to follow.  We recommend using fleece and felt to make our puppets because these fabrics are readily available from craft stores, inexpensive, washable and easy to sew.

What our customers are saying:

“Pattern is well written and easy to follow.”

“These are awesome looking puppets. I love them!”