I am so excited to share 9 of my most favorite handprint animal paper birds craft ideas for kids. These handprint birds are easy and quick to make and require only construction paper and glue. Kids can enjoy playing show and tell or imaginary play with these adorable craft birds. These most common birds are a must have for every child and are creative children’ best friends.
Handprint animal paper birds
My kids had fun creating these paper birds. After we were done with these they enjoyed playing with them and hanging them around the house. These are super easy to make when you do not have many craft supplies on hand.
In this post you will find written tutorial to make each paper animal. A short video tutorial is shared at the bottom of the page if you like to see things in the move.
Supplies needed to make handprint animal paper birds
– Construction paper
– Gel pens
– Googly eyes
– Glue stick
Note: We used construction paper to make these animal crafts but you can use any other paper.
Start by tracing the child’s hand on the paper. Keep the fingers apart from each other as you trace. This will allow gaps and a more fuller look of the bird.
1. Handprint chick in eggshell
The handprint chick craft:
– yellow construction paper handprint trace and cutout
– two googly eyes
– a piece of orange triangle for the beak
– Paper eggshell. To make the paper eggshell, trace a oval base followed by haphazard peaks to show cracks on the eggshell. Now cut it out.
– Black marker for the eyebrows
Handprint chick craft instructions:
Start by rounding the base of the hand to give a smooth look. Now use glue stick place all the parts together. Make eyebrows with the marker. Your cute little chick is ready to go.
2. Handprint bird on the tree
The handprint robin craft:
– Red handprint paper cutout
– Two little orange rectangles to make the feet
– One orange triangle for the beak
– A sheet of white paper(optional)
– Crayons and markers for the background (optional)
Handprint robin craft instructions:
There are two ways you can complete this project. Either start by making the background and gluing the bird on top. Or glue the bird first and then draw the background. I like the first option as it gives a perfect flow of background without any break.
To make the background, I simply used markers to draw a bark, some leaves and sun shining. I used crayons to color the background. This would be fun to keep kids involved for a while. You can go all creative with the background. How about a robin on the tree in snow? Use cotton balls to make clouds for a rainy day? Ideas are endless.
Glue the bird and use black marker to draw the eye.
3. Handprint chicken on the farm
The handprint chicken craft:
– A white paper handprint cutout
– Red paper cutout for the comb
– A yellow triangle for the beak
– Black marker for the finishing touches
Handprint chicken craft instructions:
The handprint hen is pretty much self explanatory. Glue the parts together and use black marker to make the feathers, eye and nostril.
Kid’s had the most fun drawing the details on the hen and wanted to try a rooster as it has a larger comb.
4. Handprint pegion craft
Handprint pegion craft:
– Blue construction paper cutout of hand
– Black paper rectangles for the feet
– A longer blue paper rectangle for the neck
– Yellow triangle for the beak
– One googly eye
– Black marker for the eyebrow and feather
Handprint pegion craft instructions:
Use the glue stick to put all the parts together. Use black marker to finish the details.
5. Handprint peacock craft
Handprint peacock craft:
– Blue hand trace and cutout from construction paper
– Yellow triangle for the beak
– Piece of paper to glue the peacock
– Marker to draw the details in green, dark blue, black and yellow.
– Popsicle stick for fun (you can use lolly stick to make puppets with all these craft projects)
Handprint peacock craft instructions:
By far this is our most favourite handprint birds craft. Glue the hand on a sheet of paper. Use yellow marker to draw the feet, green to make loops and blue to make circles on the feathers. The crest is made with blue marker on it’s head.
This is a call for being crafty kids. You can make all sorts of patterns and amazing designs to decorate the peacock’s feathers.
Complete the look by adding yellow beak and eye. You have the option of leaving it on the paper and decorate the background to make a garden or a park. However, you can also cut the bird out and glue it to a popsicle stick to play with it.
6. Handprint owl at night
Handprint owl craft:
– Brown paper handprint cutout
– Yellow paper triangle for the beak
– Yellow paper for the talons
– Two google eyes
– White sheet of paper for the background
– Markers in brown and green to finish the drawing
– Brown crayons for coloring
Handprint owl craft instructions:
Same process as we used for making handprint bird in the tree. Draw the tree and a bark where our owl will sit using brown marker. Draw some leaves with green marker. Color the tree with crayons. You can also use a black paper to make a night scene.
Glue the brown handprint with remaining details on the tree bark to complete the project.
7. Handprint paper birds in the nest craft
Handprint animal paper birds in the nest craft:
– Blue cutout handprint
– A piece of white paper for the nest
– Yellow and brown strips of paper for the nest
– Yellow paper beaks
– Black marker for the eyes
Handprint animal paper birds in the nest instructions:
Draw and cut a piece of white paper in the shape of the nest. Glue the hand behind it. Now use strips of yellow and brown paper to cover the white paper sheet to form the nest.
Complete the project with final touches of gluing beaks and drawing eyes with marker.
I found these two projects super adorable to make and decided to include them in this post as they are closely related to the birds and spring.
8. Handprint rabbit paper animals craft
Handprint animal paper bunny craft:
This adorable project is so fun to make and is sure to put a smile on your child’s face.
– Blue paper hand cutout
– Markers in pink and black color
Handprint animal paper rabbit craft instructions:
In this project there is one important detail to make it perfect. The handprint bunny has two arms that fold to the center, to make them symmetrical slightly cut the thumb to align with the pinky finger. This is also a good time to talk to your kids about symmetry and alignment.
To make the ears fold and cut the middle finger. Use the marker to complete the details.
NOTE: You will see the handprint bunny is slightly unaligned as the hands don’t fold in symmetry. I used the actual handprint to show you how it looks if it is not cut such that the thumb and pinky finger are cutout equally. When you trace your child’s handprint for paper rabbit make sure to sketch the two to align before you cutout.
9. Handprint animals paper cat
Handprint cat craft:
– Black construction paper handprint
– Pipe cleaner for whiskers
– Yellow triangle for the nose
– Two green googly eyes
– Face cutout in black paper
– Marker for details. I have used black marker but a silver or white marker will be more visible.
Handprint cat craft instructions:
Draw and cutout the cat’s head part on a black construction paper. Now glue the head, nose and googly eyes to the handprint. Use the marker to draw the paws and ears of the cat. Finally use some hot glue to stick the pipe cleaners. The handprint cat is ready to chase the birds.
Video tutorial handprint animal paper birds craft
Watch the video tutorial for a step by step guide on how to make paper animals handprint bird crafts. Find more easy and simple ideas by browsing our categories at the top menu bar on our website.
I hope you enjoyed these ideas. Let us know in the comments which one you like the most? We have more fun videos on our channel, check out what we have made in the past at Craftionary on YouTube.
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