Make one of these baby bluebird crafts to kick off spring with your kids! Spring is an exciting time when we see new life springing up and the birds returning with their songs. Nothing makes my heart happier than hearing birds chirping outside my window as the weather gets warmer.
Did you know that bluebirds are considered harbingers of spring? Seeing those blue feathers on a cold, dreary day means that spring is not far off, and it makes many of us feel hopeful and happy.
These bluebird crafts are enjoyable for all ages and fit in with any springtime or bird-themed unit study. Find simple craft stick and handprint blue birds for toddlers and preschoolers, plus more advanced craft ideas for older kids and tweens. You’re going to find a beautiful bluebird for everyone in your family to make here!
So, gather your craft supplies and the kiddos, pick a few of these blue bird crafts, and get started making something fun for spring. You’ll feel so cheerful once your creations are complete; the beautiful blue colors are enough to brighten up anyone’s day!
Beautiful Blue Bird Craft Ideas
1. Baby Bluebird Mini Craft Stick Magnets from Artsy Momma: These adorable magnets are so easy to make, and they’ll add a fun pop of color to your fridge or filing cabinet. This is a super fun craft to pair with the book NOPE! by Drew Sheneman.
2. K-Cup Birds from Artsy Momma: Upcycle your old k-cups to make sweet little k-cup birds for spring. The mod podge and tissue paper covering the cups create lots of lovely texture. You’ll use puffy paint to make the facial features and feet. You could also mix up your own puffy paint recipe for extra fun!
3. Baby Blue Bird Handprint Craft from Fun Handprint Art: Use the printable template with the nest and tree—and your kiddo’s adorable handprints—to make this cute handprint birds in a nest craft. Because you only need simple paper materials, glue, scissors, googly eyes, and something to trace with, this would be an excellent springtime craft for the classroom or at home.
4. Baby Birds Nest Craft from Our Kid Things: Save some of your plastic eggs this Easter to make baby bluebirds in a nest! The birds are super easy to make using the eggs, some cardstock, and googly eyes, and the paper bag with shredded paper nest looks so cool. This will be a lot of fun to put together!
5. Paper Bird Craft from I Heart Crafty Things: Kids of all ages will enjoy this accordion fold paper bird craft. Not only are they fun to make, but the kids will have a wonderful time playing with them after. They can fly their birds around all afternoon.
Cheerful Bluebird Ideas for Spring
6. Plastic Egg Birds Nest Craft from I Heart Arts N Crafts: This is another take on the plastic egg birds above, but the nest is different. It’s made with a paper plate, brown construction paper, and shredded green paper. Make both versions! They’re equally adorable.
7. Flying Handprint and Footprint Blue Bird from Fun Handprint Art: Make a sweet spring keepsake to add to your scrapbook. You’ll trace both of your child’s hands and a footprint to put them together to make this craft that looks like a bluebird in flight.
8. Tissue Paper Blue Birds in a Nest from Crafty Morning: Strengthen fine motor skills with a tissue paper craft! These tissue paper bluebirds have lots of texture and look too cute sitting together in their shredded paper nest.
9. Momma and Baby Birds Paper Plate Craft from Kids Activities Blog: Not only is this fun to make, but little ones get to practice their fine motor skills while weaving the twine in and out of the holes in the paper plate. Since the birds are made from simple circles and triangles, this should be easy for young children to work on their scissor skills, too.
10. Pop-Up Bird Craft from I Heart Crafty Things: Use materials you already have at home—like paper plates, colored cardstock, and a paper bag—to make this charming pop-up bird craft. The template makes this craft easy for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners to assemble. They’ll have a great time popping the bird up and down to make the egg “hatch.”
More Baby Bluebird Crafts for Kids
11. Bluebird Handprint Craft from A Little Pinch of Perfect: Turn your kids’ handprints into a beautiful bluebird soaring through the sky. Once the handprints are in place, you only need to create a head and tail feathers to complete this lovely bird. This is one for the scrapbook for sure.
12. Whimsical Watercolor Birds from Suzer Space: Turn watercolor blobs into whimsical birds! Once the blobs are complete, the birds’ features are drawn in with a watercolor pencil and black fineliner. This craft can easily be adapted for all ages. Little ones can keep theirs a little undefined (without the black tracing), while older kids will enjoy outlining and adding detail to their birds.
13. DIY Pom-Pom Blue Bird Craft from The Magic Onions: This project is perfect for older kids and even adults who want to make a pretty spring craft to add to the decor. You’ll be making your own pom-poms for the bird’s body. Don’t they look so soft and fluffy? Once they’re finished, sit them in a mossy nest on your table or shelf.
14. Blue Bird Craft with Cupcake Liner Nests from Crafty Morning: Cupcake liners are perfectly sized for nests for these little bluebirds. You probably have everything you need at home to make these, but it’s easy to make substitutions if you don’t. No cupcake liners? Use coffee filters instead! No shredded paper? Tear up some brown construction paper and scrunch it up a bit to create a similar look. This simple craft is easy for kids to make independently.
15. Cardboard Roll Bluebird from Kids Activities Blog: Save those toilet paper rolls and paper towel tubes to make fun, simple, and creative projects like this bluebird. This is easy enough to do with a group of kids, too. If you’re doing this in the classroom, you can save time by using red construction paper for the belly instead of paint.
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