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Handprint Bird Craft

You know it’s spring when the birds start chirping and everything starts blooming. We’re putting both of those together, with a really sweet handprint, too, in our charming Handprint Bird Craft! With its handprint body perched on a simple tree limb, this is a simply fun paper kids craft.

Handprint Bird Craft

We are big fans of handprint crafts around here, you may be able to tell if you dig around just a little. How could you not be? They’re just so cute! And we are now big fans of our handprint birds. So grab some cardstock, trace a little handprint, and have fun making this simple craft.

Handprint Bird Craft

Paper Handprint Bird Craft

To make our handprint birds you will need cardstock in assorted colors, small googly eyes, markers in black, brown, and blue or white, scissors, and a glue stick.

Craft supplies needed.

Handprint Birds Craft Supplies Needed

  • Cardstock – blue, green, brown, yellow, colors of choice
  • Markers – black, brown, blue or white
  • Googly eyes, small
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Easy Bird Handprint Craft Step by Step Directions

Begin with a sheet of blue cardstock for the background. Position it horizontally.

Cut a strip of brown cardstock.

Cut a strip out of brown cardstock for the tree limb.

Glue brown strip in place.

Glue the brown strip coming from the side of the blue cardstock background.

Trace handprint.
Cut out handprint.

Now, trace a little handprint on the color cardstock of your choice and cut out.

Glue handprint in place sideways.

Glue the handprint sideways with the wrist part in front and fingers behind, just above the limb.

Cut and glue small yellow triangle to front of bird and add a googly eye.

Next, cut a small triangle from yellow cardstock. Glue the triangle to the front of the bird. Also, add a googly eye.

Draw simple legs with black marker.

Draw simple legs with a black marker.

Cut simple leaf shapes out of green cardstock and glue along limb.

Then, cut some simple leaf shapes out of green cardstock and glue along the limb.

Draw cloud shapes.

Finally, add details with markers. We used a blue marker to add cloud shapes in the background, but you can do the same with a white marker instead.

Use brown marker to draw bark lines along limb.

We also used a brown marker to add some bark lines along the limb.

Handprint Bird

Such a simple way to make a darling spring bird on a branch craft! With a handprint!

Handprint Bird Craft

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More Spring Bird Crafts for Kids

Looking for some more bird crafts? Check out our Spring Bird on a Branch Craft, Handprint Paper Bag Bird Craft, Craft Stick Bird Craft, and our Cupcake Liner Bird Craft to name just a few of our many spring crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!

Handprint Bird Craft

Handprint Bird Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

A sweet and simple paper handprint bird craft with a scene celebrating spring

Materials

  • Cardstock - blue, green, brown, yellow, colors of choice
  • Markers - black, brown, blue or white
  • Googly eyes, small
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Instructions

  1. Begin with a sheet of blue cardstock for the background. Position it horizontally.
  2. Cut a strip out of brown cardstock for the tree limb.
  3. Glue the brown strip coming from the side of the blue cardstock background.
  4. Now, trace a little handprint on the color cardstock of your choice and cut out.
  5. Glue the handprint sideways with the wrist part in front and fingers behind, just above the limb.
  6. Next, cut a small triangle from yellow cardstock.
  7. Glue the triangle to the front of the bird.
  8. Also, add a googly eye.
  9. Draw simple legs with a black marker.
  10. Then, cut some simple leaf shapes out of green cardstock. Glue the leaves along the limb.
  11. Finally, add details with markers. We used a blue marker to add cloud shapes in the background, but you can do the same with a white marker instead.
  12. We also used a brown marker to add some bark lines along the limb.

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