As I’m starting to write this post, I can hear outside birds chirping and you have no idea how happy this makes me feel! It’s sunny, the snow is melting and the birds are noisy. You need to live in Minnesota to understand why this is a big deal and especially as it happens in February. So what better craft to share today than a bird craft?
A great addition to our spring crafts, along with all the snails, bees, ladybugs and butterflies.
Please come back to check out the bird nest and the birdhouse crafts I will post next week.
We made our bird red with an orange wing but you can use any colors that you like. Match the tail feathers with the body or the wing . Or even use three colors: one color for the body, a second color for the wing and the third for the tail. Make your bird as colorful as you like. It will look great!
- Bird craft template
- Cardstock paper: green, brown, white, yellow or orange and two more colors
- Blue cardstock paper for background
How to make a bird craft
The bird template comes with two versions:
1. home template – cut out the patterns and trace them on corresponding colored paper.
2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.
This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.
STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS
Start by gluing the feet at the bottom of the body.
Glue the tree branch at the bottom of the blue paper.
Glue the bird onto the blue paper, the feet touching the branch.
Glue the three tail feathers at the end of the body.
Glue the eye onto the body.
Glue the beak under the eye.
Glue the wing at the bottom of the body.
Glue two leaves onto the tree branch.