Spring Paper Birds

We’re happy to celebrate Mother’s Day and spring with a bright and cheerful craft from Happy Hooligans–spring paper birds!

This was simple and creative–just enough crafty fun for this mama right now!

All you need is a paper plate or a circle of cardboard or card stock.  I let the kids pick out a piece of colorful card stock, traced a circle, cut it out and folded it in half to create the bird’s body.  Then you need strips of colorful paper for a tail, feathers, googly eyes and a beak.

The kids put on their eyes and beak with glue, then I stapled the tails to the end of the bird’s body.  I had to give it a bit of a trim because the bird kept rolling backwards.  Don’t go overboard with your tail feathers!  Then glue some feathers onto the bird’s “body”–which was the kids’ favorite (and the messiest) part.

A simple way to say Happy Mother’s Day, Welcome Spring, or just have some crafty fun!  The kids loved “flying” their birds around the house to help them dry.  And to all you mamas out there, especially my very own fabulous Mama Jeanne, Happy Mother’s Day!  So much to be happy about.

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