These easy paper roll birds are perfect as a fun spring craft for at home or for preschools too! Each bird turns out so beautiful and unique and children can switch up their own designs to make their favourite kinds of birds. My kids really enjoyed making these. We looked at pictures of different birds on google and tried to copy them – we made a robin, a peacock and some parrots. I just love how these turned out!
Heres what we used
Paints & paintbrush
How to make these cute paper roll birds
Start by taking the paper rolls and cutting them down to the desired size. Now it’s time to coat them in the coloured paint before putting them aside to dry.
Once the paper rolls are dry, cut out two little bird’s feet and glue them to the bottom of the roll.
Now its time to give the birds a face! Add two eyes, a beak and any other facial features.
Finish off the paper roll birds by adding some feathers to Make a tail and optionally some wings! How adorable are these cute little critters?
Today’s make is only a little one but we still love this paper doily peacock craft. He’s so sweet and simple to make which made it easy to squeeze in some crafting on this busy day! My little guy is back to school tomorrow so today has been a busy day washing and labeling clothes and generally getting prepared. I must say I’m quite nervous about school. We both have mixed emotions about it and I’m going to miss him so much during the days but I know he is desperate to see his friends again. It also means that the dynamic of the blog is going to change too as we won’t have so much time crafting together but don’t worry we’ll still find a way to share plenty of fun crafts for you to make with your little ones!
Heres what we used:
Purple, blue and green paints
Blue, white and yellow paper
How to make our paper doily peacock craft
First take your paper doily and fold the bottom outer lace edge up to the top inner lace edge.
Use a sponge to lightly dab peacock colours all over the paper doily. Remember to be very gentle and dab rather than brush as paper doilies rip very easily. Once covered, put the doily aside to dry.
Once dry optionally mount the doily feathers onto a piece of white paper. Then cut out a blue oval for the body and a circle for the head and glue them centrally onto the doily.
Cut out a yellow diamond and fold it in half to make a beak. Then cut out and stick two little feet and give him two eyes.
Finish off your adorable paper doily peacock craft by cutting out two little wings and gluing one on either side. Isnt he just adorable? Perfect for framing and hanging on the wall!
My little guy is a huge fan of all things under the sea. He loves to learn about the ocean environment and the creatures that live within it. Whales are his absolute favourite and it’s easy to see why, they’re pretty impressive. Right now he’s really interested in Narwhals. Hence today’s craft; this cute paper plate Narwhal! Isn’t he cute?
You will need
Black and white card
First you’ll need to draw your whale shape on to your paper plate as you can see above (once I have a functioning scanner I will scan in my template so watch this space!). Cut out your whale shape and paint it in your chosen colour. Put your narwhal aside to dry.
Once dry, it’s time to give your Narwhal an eye! Cut out a black circle for the base of the eye, then cut out a white circle and a another smaller white circle to make the light spots. Glue the pieces together to make the eye and then glue it down in place on your narwhal.
Cut out a white cone shape to make the tusk and then use your black marker to draw on the lines. Glue the tusk down in place on the back of your paper plate.
Finish off your super cute Narwhal by using your black marker to draw on a smiley mouth and a flipper. Doesn’t he look sweet!?