Contributed by Leanne Guenther
This is a simple three
dimensional craft that is fun for kids to make and play with. It makes a great project for preschool and kindergarten kids and works well with
various fantasy books or a Greek mythology theme.
What is the Phoenix?
In Greek mythology, the phoenix was a bird that lived in Arabia. Each morning the phoenix would awake and bath in a well near its roost. While it bathed, it sang a beautiful song that the sun god Apollo stopped to hear each dawn before he drove his sun chariot across the sky.
According to the myth, only one phoenix existed on earth at a time. When it grew old, the phoenix would build a nest of myrrh. The phoenix would
settle its tired, aging body into the center of the nest which would burst into flames when the sun rose. The phoenix would be consumed by the
flames and from the ashes of the ancient bird, a new phoenix would be reborn.