Birds are so amazing, the way they can take flight with no thought in the world. They look so peaceful flying thru the air. Sometimes I wish I could be a bird. Well, since I can't ever really be a bird, the next best thing is to make some birds out of arts and crafts materials. Yeah, I know, it isn't quite the same thing, but it will be fun. Luckily, this page is filled with bird crafts that will make me as happy as a bird!
To make moving birds, all you need is a printer, some paper, scissors, and some metal paper fasteners. Print out a black and white, red, orange, green, or the blue. Then cut out the bird parts...the head, body, legs, and tail wing. Then following the diagram above, put metal paper fasteners through the bird to connect all the birdie parts to the body of the bird. Then you can move the legs, tail and head separately. It is a very cool bird craft.
To make this awesome paper or cardboard bird, you will need the following ... lightweight cardboard, a 9" square of colored construction paper, a piece of thread, and crayons, paint, markers (same color as construction paper) In order to make this craft, you will either need to enlarge the sketch above (from sketch a) to make the bird any size that you want, or print out this flying bird pattern. Trace body of bird on lightweight cardboard. You make color the bird's body. Trace wing and tail on folded sheets of colored paper, keeping dotted lines on fold. You may cut out now. Attach wing and tail to bird by inserting fold of wing and fold of tail into correct slits on bird's body (see completed sketch above in image b). Now just attach long piece of thread to bird and hang from ceiling. As people walk past it, the bird will move a bit from the slight breeze.
A miniature birdhouse, birdbath and feeding station with wax birds will make an attractive decoration for your porch. All three parts have spools for bases. For the birdhouse, add a twig, a cork with a toothpick in it, and a paper roof. The birdbath is simply a tin cover or jar lid taped to the spool. Put a little water in it to be realistic. The floor and roof of the feeding station are made of cardboard, folded into three equal parts and also taped to the spool. Make the birds themselves from balls of wax with toothpick beaks and paper tails.
Anyone can draw birds, even you. To prove this to you, draw a large circle and a smaller circle. Glue them on paper...the larger circle is for the body...and the smaller circle is for the head and goes on the top right side of the larger circle Draw a triangle shape for the back tail. Draw a triangle for the beak. Draw an oval for the eye. Draw a curved line for the wing. Draw a letter 'L' shape for the feet.
To make this mask, just print out the following bird mask template and then follow the instructions included.
To make this owl, all you have to do is print out the following standing owl template and follow the directions on that page. There will be cutting and folding.
To make this owl mask, just print out the following owl mask template...the instructions are included.
Do you have a cork, toothpicks and feathers hanging around the house just taking up room? Shame on you!!! Make this ostrich to use up those supplies and make some room in your house. :) Get a cork....turn it on its side. On the smaller end, stick a toothpick on the top of it. If you have a small cork, use this for the head, and stick it on the top of the toothpick. If not, find a bean or seed for the head and stick it ont he other end of the toothpick. Put 2 toothpicks on the bottom of the cork for legs. Glue feathers all over the back of the ostrich for its feathers. Glue one feather on either side of the body for its wings. If you have yarn...put a few tiny strips of yarn on the top of the birds head. Draw a circle on either side of its face for the eye. For the beak, break a toothpick's tip off and glue it to the end of the seed / bean. Now you have a beautiful Ostrich for your room.
To make this standing paper ostrich, you will need to cut and fold the ostrich in the following templates. The instructions on the page will help you. Print out a black and white ostrich template or a color ostrich template.
To make this, find a shoe box or like-sized box. Print out the following bird and cut it out. Cut out a green piece of paper that is the width of your box (if it was standing up as seen in picture e. Push this piece of paper inside the shoe box and make it slightly longer than the box so that it folds over as is picture f. Paste blue paper inside the box as seen in picture e ... or color it in blue with paint, crayons, or colored pencils. Fluff out some cotton balls and glue to the back-top of the box for clouds. Then stick some brown clay at the bottom of the shoebox. Find a stick or twig that looks like a tree and tape the bird to the twig as seen in picture d. Push that stick inside the clay with bird picture facing outwards. Loop a piece of yarn to the back of the box so that you can hang your picture up in your room.
Learn how to draw birds by picking one of the bird drawing tutorials above.
How to Make a Balancing on Your Finger Paper Parrot on a Perch Toy - Learn how to make this cool long-tailed parrot that balances on a ringed perch. This cut-out paper toy printable is one that will swing in a ring or perch on one’s finger or balance on a single toe. This is both fun to make and to play with. Find out how to make it below.
Whistling Birdie Toy - Make a real Whistle that we call a whistling birdie with the following step by step tutorial.
Making Sculpture Birds - If you are into paper sculpture than you will really love making these sculpture birds...from paper.
Fabric or Felt Easy Sewn Stuffed Owls - Make these adorable stuffed owls with the following easy to follow sewing instructions.
Owls Valentines Day Boxes - These are cute cartoon owls who are sitting on a branch for a perch over the Valentine's Day Boxes. Everyone who gives a hoot about you will place their Valentines Day card in the box.
Clay Birds - Learn how to manipulate clay in order to make clay birds.
Paper Halloween Owls - Learn how to make these impressive paper owls...they are able to fit items inside as well.
Make Stuffed Owls - Here is a step by step instructional lesson to guide you to sewing your very own stuffed owl.
Make a Paper Flapping Bird - Learn how to make this paper flapping bird toy.
Hole Punch Mosaic Owl Collages - Take the little circles from a hole puncher and paste them on a piece of paper in the form of an owl, or any other animal or thing that you want to create.
Bird Mobiles - Find out how to make this bird mobile with wooden downs and thread.
Bird or Ostrich Marionettes - Make these stringed puppets with limited materials but lots of creativity.
Flying Bird Mobiles - Make these birds fly with the following craft tutorial that includes a foil pan, a dowel, string, and some light cardboard.
Bird in a Bird Nest - Make a bird with a blown egg and make the nest with berry baskets.
String Birds Across Your Room - Little chirping birds are so pretty...how about stringing birds across your wall or window with the following craft.
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