Bird Crafts

We've pulled together the various bird crafts featured at Activity Village, and added some really lovely new ones to get you cutting, sticking painting and sewing! Most of the crafts can be adapted (with some preparation) so that they can be attempted by children of all ages.

Bird Cake

Bird Cake

Make sure that the birds stay fed and happy this autumn / winter by making them this bird cake, and attract some interesting wildlife into your garden.

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Birds Nest Collage

Birds Nest Collage

This delightful birds nest collage can be enjoyed by all ages. Younger children can be given the shapes pre-cut and can take charge of decorating the paper plate nest and and adding wiggle eyes and beaks to the baby birds.

Birds Nest Craft

Birds Nest Craft

This birds nest crafts makes use of simple craft cupboard supplies like paper plates and tissue paper to produce a fun craft for kids, suitable for spring or summer. Add some little eggs to turn this into an Easter craft, too...

Clay Bird Craft

Clay Bird Craft

Kids can make some really beautiful clay birds with this simply clay bird craft for children. It's a good craft for groups of children and parties, too.

Cup And Ball Owl

Cup And Ball Owl

With just a paper cup and a polystyrene or paper ball you can make a really cute owl to put out on display, and have some fun painting, colouring, cutting and sticking too.

Cup and Ball Rooster Craft

Cup and Ball Rooster Craft

Our cup and ball rooster craft is a little bit tricky so younger children will need some help. But he is definitely worth it! The kids will feel a real achievement when they put this lovely rooster on display.

Cupcake Case Collage Cockatoo

Cupcake Case Collage Cockatoo

This beautiful cockatoo collage is made simply with a few pieces of paper and some cupcake cases - but won't he look handsome on display!

Cupcake Case Dove Collage

Cupcake Case Dove Collage

This pretty dove collage using cupcake cases is quick and easy to make, and relatively mess-free, especially if you use a glue stick.

Cupcake Owl Collage

Cupcake Owl Collage

This lovely owl craft involves sticking - always a favourite activity for kids! And WHOO would have known you could make such a lovely owl from cupcake cases! Instructions below.

Dove Fuse Bead Pattern

Dove Fuse Bead Pattern

Print out our dove fuse bead pattern, grab your blue and white beads and a large square peg board, and see if you can copy the design to create this pretty dove. If you leave out the blue background and the branch, you could make a set of these to hang on the christmas tree.

Dove Silhouette

Dove Silhouette

Once the dove template is cut out this is a simple craft that even the youngest children will enjoy. The effect is surprisingly effective and satisfying!

Fabric Bird Craft

Fabric Bird Craft

Kids learning to sew will enjoy this fabric bird craft. The finished bird is pretty as a picture and makes a lovely gift...perhaps for mother, grandmother or a favourite teacher.

Felt Owl Bookmark

Felt Owl Bookmark

Reading will be so much more fun when you are marking your place with this gorgeous little owl bookmark! It makes a super beginner sewing project and also an excellent gift for children to make for friends, parents and grandparents. Instructions and template below.

Felt Raven

Felt Raven

There is a story that if the ravens leave the Tower of London, the kingdom will fall. Why not make your own from felt to be sure that England is safe!

Lovebird Craft

Lovebird Craft

This pretty lovebird craft is great for Valentine's Day. Try it as a class or group project and fill your classroom with gorgeous lovebirds!

Our lovebird - side view

Origami Owl

Origami Owl

This is a more complicated origami owl model, suitable for older children and folders with a little experience. The owl has a realistic, 3D head. The model starts with the traditional origami bird base.

Owl Bird Scarer Craft

Owl Bird Scarer Craft

Imagine this lovely, colourful owl bird scarer reflecting the light and scaring the birds away from your seed beds! Of course it would look fabulous hanging in the home or classroom too, and kids can really go to town on decorating it. Instructions below.

Owl Card

Owl Card

This is such a simple craft idea, but your youngest children will enjoy cutting out the shapes and sticking the features on this owl, and love the way the owl looks at you as he stands on display!

Owl Greetings Card

Owl Greetings Card

These little owls are quick and easy to make and look very cute glued to the front of a greetings card. Choose your colours to suit the recipient!

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Owl Phone Case Craft

Owl Phone Case Craft

Please somebody make me one of these! What better way for the children to practise their stitching than on one of these adorable owl phone case holders, made with felt, buttons and a little love. Perfect as a gift for mother or granny or a favourite auntie, perhaps?

Paper Plate Cockatoo

Paper Plate Cockatoo

Turn a paper plate and some feathers into a beautiful cockatoo, perfect to put out on display as part of a bird or Aussie theme, or just to make because ... well, why not!

Paper Plate Dove

Paper Plate Dove

Cut and assemble three paper plates into a lovely 3-dimensional flying dove, ready for the kids to hang in the home or classroom.

Paper Plate Owl

Paper Plate Owl

You just need three paper plates and some craft cupboard supplies to make this gorgeous paper plate owl!

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Paper Plate Peacock

Paper Plate Peacock

The peacock is the national bird of India. As you will see from the photo below, you can make a glorious peacock with a paper plate and some other craft cupboard supplies!

Pinecone Bird Feeder

Pinecone Bird Feeder

Feed the birds this autumn / winter with this pinecone bird feeder - fun to make with your kids!

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Polymer Clay Owl

Polymer Clay Owl

Sam made this little polymer clay owl with four different colours of clay and some simple clay techniques. Very cute!

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Recycled CD Bird Craft

Recycled CD Bird Craft

Recycled CDs are put to good use in this fun bird craft for kids. Hang these at the window and watch them sparkle! You can even string them above your vegetable patch to scare away the real birds!

Rocking Peacock

Rocking Peacock

The peacock is the national bird of India. Here is a Rocking Peacock craft that the kids will enjoy, using a paper plate and some craft cupboard supplies

Rocking Rooster Craft

Rocking Rooster Craft

Turn a simple paper plate and a few bits of paper into this gorgeous rocking rooster. Younger kids will love it!

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Rooster Mask Craft

Rooster Mask Craft

This rooster mask craft makes use of materials that you will probably already have at home, and is a fun activity to do with younger kids for a farm topic or Chinese New Year. Scroll down for instructions.

Rooster Paper Cuts

Rooster Paper Cuts

Paper cutting is a traditional Chinese technique and you will see lovely intricate designs displayed at Chinese New Year. We've come up with two rooter paper cuts for Year of the Rooster - one with a simpler outline and one a lot more tricky!

Sock Owl Craft

Sock Owl Craft

This sock owl manages to be oh so cute and cuddly at the same time - and any child who makes this is sure to be thrilled with the result. Why not encourage the kids to make a whole parliament of owls and give some away to friends and family?

Stained Glass Turkey

Stained Glass Turkey

If you scroll down the page you can see how lovely this stained glass turkey craft looks displayed in the window! We've used festive colours for his stained glass feathers and the sun streaming through them looks really special.

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