Here’s a huge collection of cute and easy bird crafts for kids to make, using common supplies and materials you already have around your home. Most of these crafts are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, but older kids will enjoy them too.
My daycare kids have made lots of bird crafts over the years. It’s easy to make a bird out of just about anything – paper plates, toilet paper rolls, CDs etc., which is why we’ve made so many of them.
Also, there are lots of seasonal birds, making it easy to turn to a bird craft no matter what time of year it is. In the fall, you can make turkeys and owls, in winter, cardinals and blue jays, in spring, Easter chicks or any kind of baby bird, and in summer, robins, ducks and loons.
Here are 25 of my favourite bird crafts for kids. You’ll find something for all age groups here.
We also have over over 30 bird feeder crafts on the blog, so be sure to check those out too!
Click on the underlined links below the images to see the details for each craft.
25+ Easy Bird Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Owls are in abundance here on my blog. We’ve made lots of owl crafts over the years. These are a few of my favourites:
See how me made these adorable Toilet Roll Owls using cardboard tubes, buttons and fabric scraps.
What can you make with a scratched or worn-out CD? This sweet, little CD owl ornament to hang in a window or on your Christmas tree.
We used these cupcake liner owls for a skip counting game, but you could use them as gift-toppers or on the front of a homemade card.
This paper plate owl is perfect for a Letter “O” craft, and your kids will love exploring your fabric scraps while searching for the perfect wings.
Toilet Roll Crow: The big, button-eyes and the colours we chose for these toilet roll crows give them a rather spooky appearance. Perfect for Halloween!
Pom Pom Blue Jay Finger Puppet: Our little pom pom blue jay is one in a set of four Easter finger puppets that I make for the hooligans every year.
Seashell Bird Ornament: Have your kids turn a few seashells into these quirky, little bird ornaments for the Christmas tree. You can hang them at home or give them as gifts.
Once again, an old, scratched CD is perfect for crafting with. This time, the preschoolers painted them yellow, and transformed them into these chick ornaments for Easter.
Your kids can make a set of colourful spring chick napkin rings with a cardboard roll and some scraps of cheery fabric.
Marshmallow PEEPS were the inspiration behind these pastel-coloured toilet roll chicks. Thinking about it now, we should have finished with a coat of glitter so it would look like our peeps were sugar-coated. Must put that on the to-do list for next spring!
Wine Cork Crows: The kids and I made these goofy, little cork crows the other day on a whim. We’re using ours as Halloween decorations at the moment. They’re pretty cute, aren’t they?
Paper Plate Owl: Here’s another cute crow craft. We made this guy from a paper plate, and similar to when we made our paper plate owls, the kids loved digging through our tub of fabric scraps to choose the colours for their wings. Check out the talons. Hee hee!
Rockin’ Robin: Every year, a mama robin builds a nest on our back deck. She lays her eggs, and once they’ve hatched, we watch the babies grow and develop until they become fledglings and leave the nest. You can read about it, and see the pictures of our baby robins here. A rockin’ robin is perfect to go along with any lessons about robins in springtime.
Paper Plate Robin: Here’s another adorable robin craft. These paper plate robins are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who are learning about American Robins, or who have simply been observing lots of robin activity in the yard.
Wine Cork Owls: These wine cork owls are just too cute! I made them a couple of years ago when one of my toddlers was absolutely crazy for owls. You could hot-glue a loop or ribbon to the top of each owl, and turn them into Christmas tree ornaments.
Cotton Pad Chicks: We made these cotton pad chicks when we were experimenting with water absorption one day. The preschoolers dripped coloured water onto absorbent make-up pads. When they dried, we turned them into chicks, and glued them onto homemade Easter cards.
Paper Plate Robin: The kids chose bright, cheerful colours for these paper plate birds, making them perfect to set out on our Easter dinner table. Similar to our rockin’ robins, colourful birds really do rock.
Turkey Crafts: Here are 6 super-cute and easy turkey crafts for your kids to make! Perfect timing as the American Thanksgiving is just around the corner!
Paper Plate Chicks: I love the process that we used to make this paper plate chick. You paint the rim in a variety of colours, and then chop it all up for the “feathers”. Great scissor practice for the preschoolers with this craft.
Tissue Paper Chicks: These tissue paper chicks in a paper bag nest are fun and easy for little hands to make. Who knew a crumpled up piece of tissue paper would make the perfect Easter chick?
Cupcake Liner Birds: I love this colourful mama and baby bird. We made them with cupcake liners, and tucked them into a tissue paper “nest”.
Painted Cereal Box Birds: Here’s one for the older kids and the grownups. Make these colourful bird ornaments using just a piece of cardboard (cereal box), some paint and a glue gun!
Bird and Nest Craft: And lastly, this easy paper bird and nest craft was inspired by the book “A Nest Full Of Eggs”. It’s perfect for toddlers and preschoolers learning about bird life cycles, habits and families. In the post, there are 8 suggested books to read to young children which will nicely accompany this simple bird craft.
More bird and bird-related crafts that kids will enjoy:
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.