como Town Gazette - AUGUST 2012

cOMO community night Monday, aUGUST 13!

Monday, August 13, from 4 - 8 p.m. join Como Town Amusement Park and Como Park Zoo and Conservatory for Community Night! Starting at 4 p.m. enjoy half price Star Light Saver Unlimited Ride Wristbands (Reg. $13.95). That's FOUR hours of unlimited rides for less than $7.00! If that isn't enough the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory will remain open until 8 p.m. So invite your neighbors or the entire block, everyone is invited! For more information visit us at


Craft Project - Curly Birds

Feather your nest with these colorful birds made from loops of paper!


• Card Stock
• Scissors
• Tacky Glue
• Clothespin
• Toothpick




  1. First, use this guide to measure and cut the card stock strips you'll need for each bird:

    Body: 5 (1-inch-wide) strips, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 inches long
    Head: 2 (1-inch-wide) strips, 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 inches long
    Tail: 5 (1 1/2-inch-wide) strips, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 inches long
    Beak: 1 (1- by 2-inch) strip
    Eyes: 1 (1- by 1 1/2-inch) strip

  2. Roll the body strips into circles, overlap their ends about 1/4 inch, and secure with tacky glue.

  3. Nest the circles and glue them together. Tip: Use a clothespin to hold the pieces until the glue dries. Do the same with the head strips, then glue the head to the body.

  4. Trim the tail strips into long triangles, then curl them a bit before gluing them together. Glue the tail to the body.

  5. Fold the beak rectangle in half, then cut off the two folded corners at an angle, as shown. Fold in the tabs and glue them to the bird's head.

  6. Roll the eye piece around a toothpick to form a small tube. Secure the tube with a thin line of glue, then glue it in place.

For more information and tips, check out this Curly Birds craft featured on

July Coloring Contest Winners:

Win an all-day free unlimited ride wristband. Good during the 2012 Season!

Download this month's Coloring Contest Picture below!

July Coloring Contest artwork by Mark Sanislo, caricature artist at Como Town. Stop by for $5 off any caricature before noon any day of the summer 2012.

Marco B. (Age 1) Coon Rapids, MN

Reese C. (Age 2) Hugo, MN

Caine W. (Age 3) Oakdale, MN

Emelia S. (Age 4) Becker, MN

Zoe G. (Age 5) Plymouth, MN

Jacob T. (Age 6) Stacy, MN

Sophia L. (Age 7) Excelsior, MN

Kaylee G. (Age 8) Ham Lake, MN

Ava R. (Age 9) New Market, MN

Gabrielle T. (Age 10) Stacy, MN

Eva L. (Age 11) St. Paul, MN

Lillian G.. (Age 12) Ham Lake, MN

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