usually ends badly.
Which is why it isn't held every year.
Here's how to make a naughty bird of your own.
Enlarge to any size you fancy, my robin is 4.5 " and the penguin is 3 ".
Cut and stitch as shown, sewing the tummy on first and the beak just above.
Make eyes using felt and embroidery thread, or you could use those stick-on 'goooogly' eyes.
Pin and stitch the two body pieces together, turn right side out and close gap.
Add a bell and string if desired, and Fanny's your Aunt ( that's what you say, after someone says Bob's your Uncle ).
These are very quick and fun to do - perfect for selling 'cheeply' at the school Christmas craft fair.
Thank you so much for your great craft suggestions . I went for the finger puppet idea, and spent the whole morning cutting out pieces of felt (with a feeling of impending doom), only to get a phone call at the eleventh hour telling me it had been cancelled.
See, there IS a God.