by Karen & Grace Morris
It’s a train! It’s a plane! It's bird crafts for kids! We have activities for preschoolers and older children.
Your child can start creating his favorite feathered friend today. The materials are easy to find. You probably have the items in your home.
Parrots live in tropical and subtropical regions. There are many species. Some are small and others are large. Some are brightly colored. On this page you will learn how to make a cockatoo, and a macaw out of a paper plate.
The Blue Bird craft is easy enough for a preschooler to do. Even though it uses blue tissue paper, you could make the bird in your favorite color. You can also learn some facts about bluebirds on this page.
Ducks are a water bird with webbed feet and a bill for its beak. They live near lakes, ponds, other water areas. This duck is made with a three oz cup and would be great to sit on your desk.
Teaching children about shapes? Here is a simple project that uses ovals, rectangles, a triangle, and a circle to make a bird.
This project is easy enough for a preschooler to do. There are also some interesting facts about peacocks on this page.
There are quite a few idioms about birds. Here are a few that you can say while making the crafts.
He is about ready to “fly the coop.” means that he is going to leave home.
“Birds of a feather flock together” means that like-minded people say together.
“As a duck takes to water” refers to people knowing how to do something without much training.
“As free as a bird” You have no cares in this world.
“Madder than a wet hen” means that you are really mad.
“Don’t count your eggs before they hatch” refers to depending on something to happen before it does.
There are lots of different types of birds. Some such as chickens don’t fly much. Others fly many miles going to a warmer climate each year.
You can find birds in almost every environment. There are birds like ducks that live around water. Others prefer a drier climate. The roadrunner lives a desert like environment. Some birds live in the rainforest. We can also see them in our neighborhood. Some zoos have aviaries where you can see birds not found in your area. There is even a National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
I hope that our bird crafts for kids have inspired you. If you want to make a chicken, be sure to visit our farm animal page. Or you could make the Easter chick to show what a young bird looks like.