Today we have been busy making this fun popsicle stick birdhouse craft complete with an adorable cupcake liner bird. This is a fun adaptable bird craft that kids of all ages can enjoy. Made from popsicle sticks, cardstock, a cupcake liner, it can then be decorated with craft box goodies and pens to extend the fun. This is one bird craft that kids are sure to love.
Popsicle Stick Birdhouse Craft
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Over on Instagram, it is currently bird month for #diythought so we have been busy coming up with fun bird crafts. This popsicle stick birdhouse craft is a simple one that kids of all ages will love. It also creates the perfect opportunity to get out some of your favorite books featuring birds to read.
Young children may need help with the gluing of the birdhouse. A great option for young children is to make up the birdhouse frame and to get the child to decorate it. The inner paper can be decorated as well as the popsicle sticks. This is lots of fun for older children to do also. We have left ours plain but I recommend setting up a tray including pens and craft box goodies to extend this activity.
Some of these materials can be adapted. For example, if you do not have cupcake liners use paper cut in a half-circle instead. No craft matchsticks, leave off the legs or draw them on with a Sharpie.
- 6 popsicle sticks
- Tacky craft glue (or similar)
- Gluestick (or just use the tacky glue)
- Paper or cardstock to fit behind the birdhouse frame. Card from a cardboard box would work well too!
- Googly eye
- Cupcake liner
- Black cardstock or another color for the birdhouse hole
- Red cardstock or another color for the beak and wing
- 2 craft matchsticks
We left off the extras for decorating but this is a great way to extend the fun. You can use anything that you have on hand that you think would work well. Here are a few things that would work well to decorate the birdhouse.
Let’s Get Creating!
Firstly gather all of the materials that are needed. It is a good idea to put down a mat or large sheet of paper to protect the surface that you are working on from glue and pen marks (if using). Begin with the birdhouse, then decorate and finish by adding on the bird.
Using the tacky glue (or similar) glue four of the popsicles sticks together to form a square. Add the remaining two popsicle sticks to form a triangle roof. Set aside to dry.
Carefully trace around the birdhouse frame onto a piece of cardstock or paper. Cut out this shape and place under your birdhouse frame, if needed trim off any overhanging pieces before gluing the popsicle stick frame onto the cardstock cutout.
Now is a good time to add on the craft matchstick legs. Using the tacky glue attach the two matchsticks closely together at the bottom corner of the birdhouse. Leave to dry.
Once the birdhouse has dried it is time to get decorating. If using pens and glue it is a good idea to do all of the pen work before gluing on the craft box goodies. Once the birdhouse has been decorated cut out a small circle from black (or another color) cardstock/ paper and glue onto the birdhouse.
The Cupcake Liner Bird
Take your cupcake liner and press it flat. Next, fold the cupcake liner in half then use the glue stick to glue together. Add on the googly eye. Cut a small triangle for the beak and a half circle for the wing and then glue on with the glue stick.
Use some more tacky glue to glue the bird onto the birdhouse frame and matchstick legs.
Find a place to display your bird and birdhouse. It would look great up on a wall or window!
Settle down and enjoy some of these bird themed books
- National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Birds– This adorable reference introduces young readers to birds of all kinds: big and small, flyers and swimmers, colorful and plain. A lovely book for all kids who want to learn more about birds.
- Elsie’s Bird- Elsie is a city girl. She loves the noise of the cobbled streets of Boston. But when her mother dies and her father moves them to the faraway prairies of Nebraska, Elsie hears only the silence, and she feels alone in the wide sea of grass. Her only comfort is her canary, Timmy Tune. But when Timmy flies out the window, Elsie is forced to run after him, into the tall grass of the prairie, where she’s finally able to hear the voice of the prairie-beautiful and noisy- and she begins to feel at home.
- Hooray for Birds!– From the rooster’s “cock-a-doodle-doo” at dawn to the owl’s nighttime “tuwit, tuwoo,” the cheeps and tweets of many bright and beautiful avian friends will have children eager to join in as honorary fledglings.
- Mama Built a Little Nest– A delightful exploration of the incredible variety of nests birds build for their babies.
More Crafts To Try
Not done with crafting? Have a look at these other fun crafts we think you will enjoy.
- Popsicle Stick Fish Craft
- How To Make A Super Easy Bird Kite
- DIY Popsicle Stick Fairy Garland
- How To Make Fingerprint Birds
- Popsicle Stick Tent Craft
Thank you for stopping by. We hope you enjoyed this popsicle stick birdhouse craft today!