If I can just tweet my own song for a bit, I have to say that I absolutely adore this Spring Bird on a Branch Craft. It’s colorful, it’s fun, it includes real sticks from nature. This definitely goes in my personal top 10 and I’m sure you’re going to love it just the same!
Along with using fallen sticks from nature, this Spring Bird on a Branch Craft also has a fun pop out paper effect. It’s the same thing we did to make our You Are My Sunshine Card, Bee Mine Card, and Pop Out Cat’s Meow Card.
Also, I admit I just got some new sizes of paper punches and wanted to use them in a craft project. We used a 2” circle punch and a 1.5” circle punch.
To make our Spring Bird on a Branch Craft you will need cardstock in a variety of colors as well as blue for the base and green for the leaves, sticks from the backyard, googly eyes, a white marker, a 2” circle paper punch and 1.5” circle paper punch, glue and glue stick, and scissors. You will need both kinds of glue as the regular glue will be used to glue down the stick and the glue stick is needed for the paper.
Spring Bird on a Branch Craft
- Cardstock – blue, green, polka dot, bright assorted colors
- Googly eyes, medium small
- White marker
- 2” circle paper punch
- 1.5” circle paper punch
- Glue and glue stick
Begin by making the base card size.
Our preferred way to do this is to fold a full sheet of blue cardstock in half. Cut along the edge. Then fold that half in half and cut along that edge, so there’s no crease.
Now punch 5 circles from different colored paper with the 2” circle punch. We used a regular cardstock and a polka dot cardstock to add some fun to our birds.
Fold those circles in half.
Glue one side of one circle to the side of the next circle.
Pick a color to use as the face and feathers. Then punch a 2” circle from that paper as well as a 1.5” circle.
Glue the 1.5” circle to the front of the bird.
Then cut the 2” circle into a tulip shape. And glue to the back of the bird.
Adhere googly eyes. Also cut a simple triangle beak from another scrap of colored cardstock and glue in place.
Now form simple cloud waves with the white marker.
Glue the bird on the card.
Next, break your stick to fit the card. It helps if the stick is somewhat flat and straight, but we also used a curved stick. As long as the stick has some places that will lay flat against the paper, it should glue in place. We are using an extra strong formula glue. Glue directly below the bird.
You can now break smaller pieces of stick and glue against the larger stick. Cut some simple leaf shapes out of the green cardstock and glue a few in place around the stick.
Draw detail lines in the leaves with the white marker.
We hope you love this spring bird craft as much as we do! We have lots more fun spring crafts for kids for you to check out here at Our Kid Things, too!