Bird crafts for kids are always popular but with Spring and Summer on the way now seemed like good lime to share this free printable bird house template perfect for designing your own bird house!
This basic bird template is a great way to encourage your child’s interest in nature and the world around them.
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Bird House Template
Kids are often interested in birds (as are adults) and they’re a great way for kids to see the natural world up close.
If you have a backyard then it’s great to put some bird seed outside and see what birds it attracts but even if you don’t have outside space of your own then it’s easy enough to watch birds in your local park or woods or even just on your way walking to school or preschool.
As I’m writing this up I just turned to look outside my window and saw a pigeon straight outside they really are animals that you can get up close with all the time!
Making bird houses with kids can be tricky (although I’ll be sharing some ideas for that) so why not design your own paper bird house using one of our craft ideas.
This template would also fit really nicely alongside some of our other spring themed craft and painting templates so make sure you take a look at those too.
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Paper Bird House Craft Ideas
Design Your Own Bird House
This is the most simple idea but it’s also the most easy to set up and it’s a great way to encourage your child to be creative too.
You can simply grab your markers, coloring pencils and crayons and use this as a bird house coloring sheet or get a bit more creative and add your own design to make your own bird house.
Why not try a nature them with flowers and leaves or make it into a little home with curtains and roof tiles!
Collages are a great way to get through those craft materials that you have in the bottom of your craft box or drawer that just aren’t getting used or you can always have a look through your recycling box for materials!
Scrap paper is always good for a collage or you can try adding dried pasta, paper straws, stickers, fabric and natural materials like leaves.
Another craft idea that’s a great way to use up old scrap paper, you could make a ‘wooden’ bird house with pieces of torn up brown wrapping paper stuck onto the template or add brighter colors for a more colorful design.
Add Some Birds
Of course the one thing that this bird house is some birds!
Why not add some to your picture? You could draw them in yourself or create your bird’s body using potato printing or a cupcake liner and then use a marker to add eyes, legs and a beak.
How Do You Make A Bird House For Kids?
Bird houses are pretty tricky for kids to actually make themselves as they normally require some woodwork. While that’s great for older kids who have access to a woodwork space that’s not normally the case for younger kids!
If you’d like to make a bird house to play with then why not check out this tutorial from Art Bar Blog who make a birdhouse out of a milk carton.
Fancy decorating a birdhouse for your backyard? There’s loads of bird house kits for kids available online or if your child loves watching birds you could buy a bird house to put outside, the ones where you can see into the bird houses look pretty cool!
Make A DIY Bird Feeder
Making a bird feeder with kids is something that’s really easy to do and it’s a great activity to get your children interested in birds too what will you see in your backyard?
We’ve got a great round up of easy bird feeders kids can make with ideas including milk cartons, pine cone and toilet paper roll bird feeders. Make sure you check them out!
More Free Spring Craft Templates
We love sharing printable templates for kids craft because they’re a great way at helping you get creative with your child without spending loads of money.
We’ve got loads of spring themed templates but these are some of my favourites.
All of these templates are free and with each one we share ideas for how you can use them with your child too.
I love this free butterfly template and it’s one that I’ve used for activities with my daughter too.
Finally our flower template is perfect for this time of year, right? Flower crafts are always super cheerful and they’re a favourite of ours too.
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