Our free printable bird template is perfect for creating some easy kids crafts together and while they’re great all year round they’re ideal for spring when lots of us are thinking about making bird crafts.
Using our templates means that preparing an activity for your child is so much quicker and with our ideas for paper bird crafts you can concentrate your time on having fun together, not worrying trying to think of something to do today!
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Free Printable Bird Template
One of my favorite things about springtime is the amount of birdsong you seem to hear and I’ve seen loads of birds gathering materials to make their nests too.
These templates are perfect for this time of the year and I think that it would be a great activity to do alongside creating one of our bird feeders kids can make so that you can help encourage some wildlife into your backyard too.
There are three different designs available in this PDF bundle so that you can choose the best one for your activity.
The first picture shows an outline of feathers on the bird’s body, the second template shows an outline around the bird’s belly, making it perfect for a robin craft and the third template is blank, just showing the bird’s wings and beak so you can decorate it as you like.
You can print as many copies of this download as you like, so it’s perfect if you are in a preschool or classroom and need a lot of copies for an activity or just if you want to try out a few ideas at home.
Bird Craft Ideas
We love coloring as a super easy and quick activity to do with your child. All you need to do is print out your favourite of the designs and grab some markers, coloring pencils or crayons.
Coloring is also a really good quiet time activity and it’s a nice one to have on standby if you have a group of kids too.
Make a Nest
Color in your bird and then using brown paper make a next for them. Put some glue o your paper where you would like the next to be and then scrunch up some paper and glue it on.
Shredded paper would also be a god option to make this with.
For a fun craft with a difference why not try painting your bird’s feathers with some celery?
Simply pour some colored paints onto a plate or tray so that they are easy to access and then cut a strip of celery – this is obviously a bit for an adult to do.
Using this in place of a paint bush you can now dip your celery into your paint and then dab it all over your bird’s body to give little half circle shapes to look like the edges of your bird’ feathers.
This template would be great for making a collage or some mixed media art. You can stick to just covering the bird itself or you could decorate the background too.
Simply cover your bird’s body in glue and then add your materials to decorate it.
You could use construction paper, fabric, yarn or scrap paper from old magazines, just take a look to see what you can find in your craft supplies.
Making a collage is a great way to practice using scissors with your child as you ca make small snips into your material and you don’t need to worry about following lines when you cut.
If you make a collage using this template then I’d recommend printing it onto cardstock rather than paper so that it doesn’t become saturated with the glue or get too heavy and tear.
More Templates for Kids Crafts
We’ve shared lots of free templates for kids crafts with tons of ideas that I think would be perfect for spring. These are some of my favourites that I think would go really well with our bird printable but we have lots more too for you to check out.
For each of our templates we share some ideas for how you can use them at home, to help you come up with some activities that you’ll both enjoy.
This bird house template is perfect for decorating alongside your bird template, why not design a little home for them? Or try our birds nest template instead which would be great decorated with natural materials.
This chick template is great for spring and Easter and with two different designs you can choose if you want to make your own eyes and beak or use the ones on our printable.
Tulips are such a cheerful flower that they’re a great choice for some bright kids crafts or painting, all you need to do is grab our tulip template and get started!
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