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20 Simple Bird Crafts for Kids

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Welcome to our colorful world of creativity, where feathers, beaks, and vibrant hues come together in delightful harmony! In our crafting haven, we’re chirping with excitement to introduce you to ’20 Fun Bird Crafts for Kids.’

So get ready to spread your wings and soar through a sky full of imaginative projects that celebrate our feathered friends. From majestic eagles to whimsical songbirds, each craft promises endless fun and opportunities to explore the wonders of nature while nurturing your creativity.

Let’s dive in and let our imaginations take flight!

bird crafts

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Many of these projects are suitable for children to do unaccompanied, although there are some that younger crafters might need assistance completing. 

Check out our recommended craft materials, then go through the list of 20 bird crafts to pick the ones that are right for you.

Materials Needed for Bird Crafts

Before jumping into the crafts, let’s review some basic materials you will need for these bird crafts for kids. Most of these items can be found in your home, at a local craft store, or on Amazon.

Pick and choose what supplies you use for which projects, and change things as needed. All bird craft projects require basic craft supplies like writing utensils (pencils, pens, and coloring pieces), paper (cardstock, foam, copy, construction), and basic tools like scissors, glue, and tape.

Most importantly, have fun!

Art supplies for these fun bird crafts include:

17 Best Easy Bird Crafts to Try

Get ready to spread your creative wings as we embark on a journey through 20 delightful bird-themed crafts. From colorful paper parrots to whimsical recycled nest sculptures, let your imagination soar as we bring these feathered friends to life!

Pick and choose your favorite bird crafts and activities to keep your young ones engaged and entertained. These crafts are perfect for indoor or outdoor play on a rainy day or as a fun way to learn about birds and their habitats.

1. Paper Plate Owl Craft

Get ready to hoot with delight as we dive into this charming paper plate owl craft! With just a few simple materials, we’ll transform ordinary paper plates into adorable feathered friends that are sure to brighten any room.

So grab a paper plate and follow the instructions as we give this paper plate owl a try!

orange owl paper plate craft

by Kidz Craft Corner

2. Paper Bag Bird Craft

This easy paper bag bird craft uses a template and minimal supplies to create the big-eyed and big-headed bird. You’ll need a brown paper bag, construction paper or cardstock, glue, and scissors. The large pieces and easy assembly make this craft suitable for all ages.

paper bag bird

by Simple Everyday Mom

3. Create an Eagle Headband Craft

This additional project from Simple Everyday Mom lets your children create a wearable eagle headband with little effort. Your children will love wearing this craft to symbolize patriotic pride or because it’s too cute with big, bright eyes. You’ll need construction paper or cardstock, glue, scissors, tape, and the template in the link below.

eagle headband bird craft

by Simple Everyday Mom

4. Bald Eagle Popsicle Stick Project

Speaking of bald eagles, you can make this easy bird craft from popsicle sticks and cutouts of your kid’s handprints. Gather googly eyes, a permanent marker, jumbo craft sticks, craft foam or construction paper in three colors, brown craft paint, scissors, a pencil, and glue.

eagle popsicle stick bird craft

by Darcy & Brian

5. Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder

Get ready to treat your feathered friends with this clever and eco-friendly bird feeder made from a humble toilet paper roll! With just a few easy steps, we’ll turn something ordinary into a delightful dining spot for our avian visitors. Let’s gather our materials and create a welcoming haven for birds to enjoy right in our own backyard!

diy bird feeder

by Kidz Craft Corner

6. Cupcake Liner Love Bird Craft

This love bird art craft uses two cupcake liners of any color, two googly eyes, and several papers of different colors. You’ll also need a glue stick and a black marker. You’ll use construction paper to create the tree and the liners to create the birds. Construction paper also creates the beaks and the heart cutout wings. 

cup cake craft

by Messy Little Monster

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7. Winter Owl Popsicle Stick Project

Popsicle sticks are useful craft supplies to keep on hand for doing projects on a whim. This project uses wooden sticks, googly eyes, construction paper, a paper plate, black and white paint, and your trusty art duo-scissor and glue. You’ll also need a pencil and paintbrush to create this adorable little bird.

owl popsicle stick craft


8. Easy Paper Bird Craft

Like many bird projects on this list, you don’t need specialized craft supplies or to make a random trip to the craft store. You’ll need basic supplies like a black marker to draw the eyes, a glue stick, paper (construction, cardstock, or copy), scissors, a stapler, and the downloadable template below.

paper bird craft

by Mom Brite

9. DIY Apple Bird Feeder

Using just a few simple materials and a fresh apple, we’ll craft a charming feeder that will attract birds of all kinds to your yard. Let’s embrace the joy of creating and watching our feathered friends enjoy a nutritious snack right outside our windows!

Make this fun apple feeder, grab a pair of binoculars, and let your kids watch their feathered friends from a whole new perspective!

apple bird feeder diy

by Kidz Craft Corner

10. Turn a Toilet Paper Roll into an Owl

Your kid can create this rocking owl craft with a toilet paper roll, some construction paper cut into the template shapes, and some paint. This owl project has small pieces in the template that can be challenging for smaller hands to cut, so the level of assistance can vary by crafter. 

toilet paper roll owl craft

by Little Ladoo

11. Simple Songbird Construction Paper Craft

This project is super simple, making it great for a quick, unplanned, and nearly unsupervised craft for younger kids. You may want to cut the paper into the appropriate strips beforehand for small children who can’t use scissors yet.

To construct, all you have to do is fold the two pieces of paper in half and glue them together.

song bird crafts made out of construction paper

by Homan at Home

12. Build a Felt Bird Bookmark

Bookmarks can be interesting gifts to spend time creating and giving to special people, whether for friends, teachers, or grandparents. This project uses small pieces of felt, so it’s great for using up your scrap supply.

You can also use cardstock if you don’t have felt on hand. Along with several material colors, you’ll also need an 80mm silver jumbo paperclip, a glue gun, a sewing needle, thread, and the printable. 

felt bookmark

by Sustain My Craft Habit

13. Prepare Some Perler Bead Birds

Perler beads are a craft for ages six and up that requires precise placement and working with heat. It’s great for practicing hand-eye coordination and hand stability. And it’s super fun to create designs with different colored fuse beads. These numerous patterns allow your children to read grids, practice counting, and notice details.

birds crafts made out of beads

by DIY Candy

14. Play with Pom Pom Bald Eagles

Another fun bald eagle craft is this cute pom pom project. These eagles can make great props for school projects or patriotic, seasonal decor. This project uses typical craft supplies like googly eyes, foam sheets, pom poms, and glue. 

pom pom eagle birds

by The Soccer Mom Blog

15. Step-by-Step Tutorial to Draw an Owl

Owls have a symmetrical structure that is easy to sketch, making them a great bird for practicing drawing. This project can be done with a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You can also use markers, crayons, or colored pencils to color the drawing. Then, follow these steps to sketch the Great Horned Owl bird.

owl crafts for kids

by Artsy Pretty Colors

16. Tie and Glue Together Yarn Birds 

This colorful yarn bird craft gives you soft, cuddly string birds that you can use for play or give to a friend. It doesn’t use many materials besides several colors of yarn, a scrap of yellow felt, a 5” x 3.5” thick piece of card, and glue. You’ll have to tie the yarn bundles together in several steps, as found here.

yarn bird crafts

by Sum of Their Stories

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17. Craft Colorful Clothespin Birds

Clothespins might not be the staple in your laundry routine that they once used to play, but they can make a big impact on your crafting. You can transform your basic wooden clothespins into colorful feathered birds using different colored craft feathers, googly eyes, and some different colored paints. 

colorful clothespin crafts

by Me and My Inklings

18. Create Your Own Easter Egg Chick

This creative project lets you convert a plastic Easter egg into a chicken (referred to as hatching). To do this craft, you’ll start with a yellow plastic egg (unless you want to make funky chicken colors, in which case you can use any colors). You’ll also need tiny googly eyes, craft foam for the feet, scissors, and glue. When you’re done, try these fun chick crafts!

easter chick craft

by Arts Crackers

19. Simple Popsicle Stick Bird Craft

This easy bird project lets you be as simple or complex as you want with your bird design. You can paint the sticks in a solid base color. Or you can purchase pre-painted popsicle sticks for less mess and work. You’ll also need craft felt, scissors, two large googly eyes, and a hot glue gun. Assembly is as simple as cutting the felt into a beak and two wings and gluing everything. 

popsicle stick bird craft

by Reuse Grow Enjoy

20. Tasty No-Bake Bird’s Nest Cookies

Crafts that you can eat can be a great project to do with your kids. They will surely enjoy making and eating these sweet treat bird’s nests. No one can resist a snack with white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter, candy eggs, and coconut.

You’ll also need Chow Mein noodles for the nest and green food coloring to make grass from the coconut shavings.

bird nest craft

by Me and My Inklings

Enjoy Nature with These 20 Easy Bird Crafts                                                           

Engaging in bird-themed crafts provides a delightful opportunity to delve into the captivating world of our feathered companions.. These crafts not only ignite creativity and imagination but also instill a deeper appreciation for nature and wildlife.

As we spread our wings through these delightful activities, let us soar with joy, knowing that every feather glued, every beak painted, and every nest crafted brings us closer to understanding and cherishing the beauty of our avian companions. So, let your creativity take flight, and together, let’s craft memories that will soar high in the sky. Happy crafting!

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