Inside: Looking for an easy and fun bird craft for kids? Our colorful paper birdie craft includes a printable template, making it perfect for home or school.
Just in time for spring, kids of all ages will enjoy using paper, art supplies, and our printable pattern to create an Easy and Fun Paper Bird Craft.
How to Make an Easy and Fun Paper Bird Craft
If there is one thing I could happily do all day long, it’s watching birds. I love to watch them flit about in the branches and around the bird feeder. So do my kids!
This versatile Bird Craft is a fun fine-motor craft for kids to make after bird watching. Pair it with:
- Birds, Nests & Eggs by Mel Boring
- A spring writing prompt
- A spring nature walk
To Make This Craft You Will Need
- Paper Bird Craft template
- White cardstock
- Scrapbook paper
- Wiggly eyes
- Tacky craft glue
- Miniature clothespins
- Crayons, colored pencils, paint, paintbrushes (optional)
Don’t you adore versatile crafts that you can adapt to your mood, length of time, or whatever craft supply you have on hand?
Kids can color directly on the template with markers, colored pencils, crayons, or our new favorite, Kwikstix Solid Tempera Paint. Alternatively, they can cut out the template and use it as a pattern to trace on colorful scrapbook paper as pictured below. Another idea? Trace the template on magazine pages, newspaper, and brown paper bags to turn this activity into an easy Earth Day craft!
The possibilities are endless!
1. Print the template on white cardstock. You will need one template/child. Invite kids to decorate their template or cut it out to trace on patterned scrapbook paper.
2. Glue the bird’s wings, belly, and beak to the body. Squeeze two mini clothespins onto the bird for legs, then press two wiggly eyes onto the bird’s face.
Feel free to use real birds as inspiration, as we did with the brown and red robin pictured below.
Make many of these little cuties!
These little birdies look adorable displayed in decorative nests, on bulletin boards, or standing upright on bookshelves.
They also make a fun crafty surprise for neighbors, grandparents, and friends!
Video Tutorial: Easy and Fun Paper Bird Craft
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