Christmas in the Woods

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    Icicles hung from every branch,
    Snow covered the frozen ground,
    And ten thousand Christmas trees
    Stood silently for miles around.
    The sound of cracking hazel nuts
    Came from a large hollow tree;
    Christmas dinner was being prepared
    By a squirrel for her family.
    A group of animal children met
    Where a sturdy pine tree stood;
    And when the birds began their carol,
    It was Christmas in the wood.

    DIRECTIONS: Glue these pages to heavier paper before cutting out animals and bird. Cut on solid black lines, and fold on dotted lines according to instructions.

    Bear

    Fold down sides and fold ears forward. Fold head toward body. Fold tail down.

    Rabbit

    Fold along back of rabbit. Fold ears forward and head back toward body.

    Bird

    Fold sides of bird down. Cut slit for beak and bend front of bird down. Using a pencil, curl the front under bird. Cut slits in tail and curl tail up, using pencil. Bend tail down.

    Tree

    Cut tree and leave fold that is already there. Tree will stand.

    Squirrel

    Fold front and back legs forward. Fold ears forward. Fold tail back. Curl end of tail around a pencil.

    Fox

    Fold along the back of fox. Fold ears forward and head back toward body.

    [illustrations] Illustrated by Phyllis Luch