Our pattern of the month is the Vulture! Even though vultures are not cute nor cuddly looking, they are very important to our ecosystem since they are nature’s “clean up crew.” Since they are scavengers they help to curb dangerous diseases and bacteria. There is a difference between vultures and buzzards. They are not the same bird, but in the United States when someone refers to a buzzard, they are actually referring to a turkey vulture.
Fun Facts About Vultures
- They have a large wingspan which allows them to soar for long periods of time while looking for food
- They can go for long periods of time without eating
- Vultures are very social and feed, roost and fly in groups
- Parents take turns keeping eggs warm and feeding the chicks
- The Egyptian Vulture was a sacred animal for the ancient Pharaohs
Upcoming Vulture Craft Activities
In our next blog, we’ll be sharing a few ideas and links for some fun vulture craft activities that we found around the web. We’ll also have a free download pattern for the kids to make their own vulture paper bag puppet. You can also check out our Puppet of the Month Pinterest Board.
Until then, enjoy our free download of a vulture (or buzzard) coloring page for the kids to color!
Need a Puppet with a Moving Mouth and Makes Expressions? We’ve got the pattern!
You can buy the Vulture 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 vulture 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!”