Birds

Fun, creative activities for kids, including kids craft ideas to keep them amused for hours!

Birdcage Birds

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These birds and birdcages are the perfect kind of pet for any household! They're beautiful to look at, make no mess and no sound! Get crafty and make yourself a birdcage bird – it'll “chirp” you up on any occasion...

  • Step 1Cut out different shapes from the felt sheets to decorate your cardboard bird. Attach the felt shapes and stick to your bird using PVA glue.
  • Step 2Cut a semi-circle shape from adhesive glitter foam and use this to attach a few feathers to your cardboard bird to create wings.
  • Step 3Place a wiggle eye on your bird’s face. Attach with glue.
  • Step 4Punch a hole in the top of your cardboard bird.
  • Step 5Cut a long length of twine. Thread the twine through the hole in your bird and tie to secure. You now have a hanger for your bird.
  • Step 6Cut a long strip (4cm x 42cm) of cover paper.
  • Step 7Tape the strip of paper together to create the base for your birdcage.
  • Step 8Punch eight holes equally spread around the base of your birdcage.
  • Step 9Cut four long lengths of armature wire.
  • Step 10Thread and loop the ends of the armature wire through the holes in the base of your birdcage. This will complete the shape of your birdcage.
  • Step 11Tie the overlapping pieces of armature wire together with the length of twine at the top of your bird.

Materials used in this activity

CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue - 250ml
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Product Code: 10364
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Feathers - Spotted - 25g Pack
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Product Code: 10802
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Product Code: 10814
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Armature Wire - 1.5mm x 175m
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Product Code: 12904
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Jute Twine - Thin - 70 Metres
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Product Code: 14037
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Cardboard Birds - White - Pack of 20
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Product Code: 14417
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