Easy Giant Cardboard Bird Craft

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AHEAD: This Giant Cardboard Bird Craft is a fun and easy art activity for kids! Create a giant colourful bird out of cardboard!

Easy Giant Cardboard Bird Craft

Go Big or Go Home

Sometimes all you need to make a craft really fun is to make it really big! I love sizing up crafts and paining activities with my kids. We have done giant Earth painting for Earth Day; giant Easter eggs for Easter; giant turkey for Thanksgiving; giant Gingerbread People for Christmas, giant Nail Salon. Now we are making a giant bird for spring!


This activity requires scissors for cutting cardboard or box cutters and a hot glue gun. These should only be handles by an adult.

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Easy Giant Cardboard Bird Craft

How to Make A Giant Cardboard Bird

  1. Grab your cardboard box. on the outside of the box draw the outline of the body parts of the bird: body, head, beak, two wings, two legs, feet and hair (see picture below for reference).
  2. Use scissors or box cutter to cut of the different shapes.
  3. Paint your bird body parts using paint.
  4. Once the parts of the bird are dry, heat up your hot glue gun. Remember an adult should be doing this part of the activity.
  5. Use the glue gun to put your bird together.
  6. Add details such as feathers on the tail or head.
  7. Attach a googley eye to the head.
  8. Enjoy your bird or display it!

NOTE: If the head of your bird is too heavy for the body, use a small piece of cardboard on the back to secure it.

My happy kids are 6.5 years and 3 years old.

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Easy Giant Cardboard Bird Craft


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  • Cardboard box
  • Tempera Paint for Kidst and brushes
  • Scissors or box cutters
  • Pencil or sharpie
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Googley eyes


Easy Giant Cardboard Bird Craft

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