Spring as begun when you start to hear baby birds chirping outside. A baby blue bird craft is perfect for this time of year! The brisk spring mornings are still a little too cold to play outside, so stay inside your cozy nest, grab the art supplies and make this easy paper bird nest craft.
Once it’s warm enough, go outside and see how many nests you can find. It’s so neat how many nests you can see when the trees don’t have any leaves. Bring your spring craft with you and make note on the back of how many nests you spot. You can even draw a simple map of where the nests are located so you can check back every so often. Maybe you’ll see baby birds in the nests. Display your handprint birds in a nest craft by the door so you remember to check.
Baby Blue Bird Craft Supplies
- PDF template printed on white paper
- Blue construction paper
- Brown construction paper
- Orange construction paper
Paper Nest Instructions
To get started on your paper bird nest craft, first decide if you want to color the template yourself or print out the template already in color. If you wanted to color the template, do that now. It doesn’t matter what you use to color the template; markers, crayons, colored pencils, etc.
Next, trace the child’s right and left hand plus a little bit of their arm, with fingers wide, on brown paper. Cut the two brown hands out. Place the hands on top of the nest with the fingers pointing towards each other. Weave the fingers together to make a nest-like pattern.
Next, fold under the arm/wrist part and glue it to the edge of the nest, leaving the fingers free to move. Put a little glue on the pinkie fingers and glue those down so the baby blue birds don’t fall out. The nest is now made and ready for the hand shaped baby blue birds.
Hand Shaped Paper Bluebirds Tutorial
To make the handprint birds, trace a hand with the fingers spread open and then cut it out.
Next, cut a small triangle for the beak and little feet out of orange construction paper. Use the glue stick to secure these to the handprint.
Add some googly eyes and your cute baby blue bird is complete!
Place the baby blue bird in the nest. If your paper bird nest craft is looking a little empty, repeat these steps to add another hand shaped baby blue bird into the nest.
Now you are ready to go find some nests and possibly see some real baby blue birds! If you enjoyed this easy baby blue bird craft idea, hop on over to our other blog to make recycled k cup bluebirds!