Cooper’s Crafts

Papercraft birds!

green-winged-macaw_e_thl                                                              Macaw

cage_canary_thl                                                                 Canaries

love-birds_parrot_papercraft                                                                Lovebirds

img-02                                                              Cockatiels

budgerigar_papercraft                                                                   Budgie!

budgerigar_paper_craft_by_ayumu_saito                                    From Canon Creative Park Papercraft

instructions                                                          Click for instructions.

Cooper’s Book Report

This month’s book is The Conditions of Love by Dale M. Kushner.conditionsDespite the big blue budgie on the cover, this book was not about a budgie! The Conditions of Love is the story of Eunice, a young girl struggling to find love as she journeys through life.

There is a budgie in the book, Mr. Puccini, a green and yellow bird (unlike the blue budgie on the cover) who teaches Mern, Eunice’s self-centered mother, “simple happiness”. When Mr. Puccini escapes through an open window Mern is devastated (as one would be). Though Mr. Puccini only appears on a few pages, Cooper thought he was the star of this beautifully written, poignant story.

I Scream, You Scream

We all scream for budgie ice cream??icJapan’s Torimi cafe is serving up budgie ice cream (other flavors are cockatiel and java sparrow). The ice cream is not made from the birds, but is a combination of what the birds eat and the flavor of the birds. “Parakeet” has a vanilla ice cream base with honey, apple and grains blended in. According to Torimi cafe, “It’s like eating some vanilla ice cream in one hand, and then taking a whiff of a parakeet in your other hand.”SONY DSCThe ice cream was so successful, Torimi added ice cream sandwiches to the line. They can only make 20 batches at a time and are having trouble keeping up with demand.icsandWould you like to try budgie ice cream? deweyPhoto of Dewey from July 2012.