At our boys' pirate birthday party, we had the kids make parrots as guests arrived. I pre-painted the toilet paper rolls, glued the heads on (pom-poms), stapled a rubber band to the bottom (for attaching to their arm), and had everything else cut to size. The kids got to glue on the feet & beak (pipe cleaners), googly eyes, feathers, and pirate hat (printed from online image) onto their new bird friend. They then attached it to their wrist or arm! So fun!