We’ve been desperate for spring around here. I’ve been intentionally trying to appreciate the beauty of winter, but we are so eager to experience the outdoors at our new home. I can’t wait for my garden, for the kids to explore the woods in our backyard, and for laundry dried in the sunshine. Sigh.
In order to bring a little spring time into our home, we came up with this super easy fabric scrap birds craft. This is great because you can use up scrap fabric you already have at home in your stash! This project was really easy for my three year old to do. I pre-cut all the pieces to make the project go more smoothly.
- Scrap fabric for bird body, wing, legs, and beak
- Circle to trace (I used a 3 cup Pyrex container lid)
- Eye (googly eye, button, use your imagination!)
- Twine or string
- Hot glue gun
- Trace a circle onto your scrap fabric and cut it out.
- Cut out your wing, legs, and beak. The wing I cut is basically a half-oval, the beak is a triangle, and the legs are simple rectangles.
- Fold your circle in half so that the fabric creases slightly. The “right side” of the fabric should be out. This will help guide you as to where to apply the glue.
- Apply glue along the edge of half of your circle.
4. Place your beak near the fabric crease and your legs near the bottom of the circle.
5. Add a little more glue on top of the beak and legs.
6. Fold the top of your circle down, line it up with the glue, and pat it down.
8. Glue your wing and eye down to your bird.
9. This step is optional. I used hot glue to glue a piece of twine to the back of the bird for hanging.
10. Enjoy your bird! The opportunities with this are endless. Add a wing and beak to both sides! Add feathers or other embellishments! Have fun!