If you’re looking for a fun cut and paste bird craft then you’ve come to the right place! Today I’m sharing this easy winter preschool handprint cardinal craft for preschoolers. This paper birds craft is an excellent way to pass the time on a rainy and cold day.
Using preschool footprint and handprint toddler crafts is an excellent way to document their tiny hands and feet throughout the years. The added bonus with this paper plate winter craft is that you can incorporate it into your Northern cardinal homeschool lesson plans!
As with most of my bird crafts, I wanted to share a few clever ways to use my preschool cardinal craft with your kindergarten kids.
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Easy DiY Cut and Paste Cardinal Craft for Kids
Ideas for Preschool Northern Cardinal Craft
Below are a few simple ideas to use my easy cut and paste bird crafts with your preschool children and students.
1. Paper Plate Crafts DiY
Having a list of ways to use paper plates found around the home for DiY crafts with kids is an inexpensive way to encourage creativity and imagination. You can use my preschool cardinal craft printable during your paper plate crafts day.
Gather up all of your paper plates, and my many cut and paste bird craft templates to have a festive paper plate craft day with your family!
2. Winter Paper Art Projects
You’ll need all of the winter paper art projects available when the cold weather starts sneaking in. While some kids enjoy playing outside in the cold, they simply don’t last as long as they do during the warmer months.
That’s why I suggest you use my preschool Northern Cardinal craft and other toddler crafts on my site as part of your winter paper art projects at home.
3. Easy Painting Craft
Lastly, you can transform my preschool Cardinal craft into an easy painting craft. Rather than having your children color their cardinal, you can use toddler-friendly paints.
Have your preschooler take this cardinal craft printable to create their bird craft and then sit down with some paints to color their gorgeous bird with their favorite colors.
4. Bible Lesson
As we know it today many of the colors of our clothing and paint eventually fade. However, the colors on a bird, like a cardinal never do. Did it evolve or was it designed? Find out more information here and decide for yourself.
Cardinal Craft Supplies Needed:
- Card Stock Paper or Construction Paper
- Googly Eyes
- Printable Cardinal Template (found at the bottom of the page)
These are just some of my creative ideas that should inspire you to use my preschool paper plate cardinal craft with your little ones this winter season!
May my ideas help inspire your creativity to blossom as you sit down to enjoy arts and craft time with your toddlers.
How to Make a Paper Cardinal Craft
After you’ve printed your cardinal template , go ahead and cut out the body parts.
Another fun way to enjoy this bird craft friend is to print the cardinal template on white paper and color him first. Then cut and glue him together.
Next, glue on his wing.
After that, glue on his tail feathers.
Then, glue on his beak.
Glue on an eye. If you want to spruce him up a bit, use fun googly eyes instead.
Finally glue on his claws and your new cardinal craft friend is all complete. Be sure to tell us in the comments what you will be using your new eagle buddy for.
You can glue him to construction paper, frame him, or write a fun message on the back and gift it to a special friend. The options are endless!
More Options to Choose:
- You can print the blank version and trace the cut outs on card stock paper for a sturdier cardinal bird,
- Print the color version for a simple and easy rainy day craft or,
- Print the blank version and use it as a fun coloring sheet activity and then glue the pieces together.