I came across some ostrich images recently when inspiration struck. What a fun bird to build a craft project around! But not just any craft, a fun and Colorful Fork-Painted Ostrich Craft!
Ostriches really deserve more attention. They’re such amazing large birds with long necks, skinny legs, tufts of feathers, and distinct personalities. These ostriches are far too cute to bury in the sand, though.
The tines of a dinner fork are a great way to mimic the head and neck hair of an ostrich in our Colorful Fork-Painted Ostrich Craft. And colorful they are, with layers of bright acrylic paint. To complete the ostrich, you will also need white, black, and orange paper as well as a black fine-tip marker, scissors, and glue.
Colorful Fork-Painted Ostrich Craft
- acrylic paint – assorted bright colors
- construction paper – white, black, orange
- black fine-tip marker
- school glue
Gather the colors you will use for your ostrich. The choice of colors is up to you. For ours, we used yellow, orange, pink, and blue.
Dip your fork into one color and press into the paper. Rake the tips of the fork across any excess paint for a more feather-like look. Do this until you begin making a general ostrich shape. Large head and thin, long neck. Wipe paint from a paper towel and continue with a different colors. Continue adding colors until the shape is complete. Let dry.
Cut two large circles for the eyes out of another sheet of white paper. Then cut two much smaller circles from the black paper. You could also use a 1” hole punch for the black circles. Glue black circles onto larger white circles.
Also cut a long, thin V shape from orange paper. Take the black marker and draw a line across that mimics the shape of the beak. Draw 2 small circles at the top for nostrils. Glue eyes and beak in place.
This is such a fun craft! I hope you love it as much as we do! Be sure to find more kids craft ideas at Our Kid Things!