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Preschool Shapes Craft: Build a Bird!

Let’s build a bird out of different shapes like circles, triangles, ovals and more. This super cute chickadee bird craft will allow toddlers, preschoolers, even kindergarten kids will be able to explore colors and shapes. This chickadee bird shape craft is super easy to make, great fine motor skill practice, and budget-friendly. Whether you’re doing this shape craft at home or in the classroom, kids of all ages will love it!

Chickadee Shapes and Color Bird Craft
This bird craft will explore colors, shapes, and work on fine motor skills!

Easy Shape Craft Builds a Bird

If you love bird crafts as much as I do, this shapes craft is the perfect activity for you and your kids! It’s simple and a great opportunity to teach preschoolers about shapes and how shapes can interact together to build something else.

Related: Over 40 fun shape activities

Preschoolers learn shapes primarily through playful interaction and exploration of their environment. At this stage, learning is largely experiential and sensory-based which is why creating something while playing with shapes can really help kids learn.

Supplies Needed For SHape Bird Craft

How To Make This Colorful Chickadee Bird Craft

chickadee shapes and color bird craft - The steps to make this colorful and shape themed bird craft are super simple to follow.
The steps to make this colorful and shape themed bird craft are super simple to follow.

Step 1

To make these chickadees*,  cut the following shapes from the construction paper:

  • 1 large oval (chickadee body)
  • 1 medium oval (chickadee chest)
  • 2 large triangles (chickadee wings)
  • 1 small triangle (chickadee beak)

*Quantity listed is per chickadee

Step 2

To assemble the chickadees out of shapes start by gluing the medium sized oval onto the large oval.  

Step 3

Now is a great time to add the googly eyes!  What shape are the eyes? Glue them on just above the medium oval.  

Step 4

Then, glue the small triangle with the point down just under the eyes. It should slightly overlap the oval (chickadee chest). Now your cute little birdy has a beak made out of a triangle.

Step 5

For the wings, simply glue the large triangles along the sides of each chickadee “body”.  Wings look like triangles.

Step 6

chickadee shapes and color bird craft - Glue the eyes, beaks, arms and bodies to the popsicle sticks!
Glue the eyes, beaks, arms and bodies to the popsicle sticks!

Allow the glue to dry for a minute or so. Flip the chickadee over and glue a popsicle stick to the back. What shape is the popsicle stick?

Our Experience Making This Shape Craft

This is such a cute craft and your preschoolers won’t even realize that they are  learning their shapes  when assembling it.  

You can also work on  colors, size sorting and fine motor skills while putting  this Chickadee Shapes Craft together.

Related: If you liked this craft, try making our preschool shape monsters craft next!

Materials

  • Construction paper (colors of your choice)
  • Colored Popsicle sticks
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

Instructions

  1. To make these chickadees,  cut the following shapes from the construction paper:
  • 1 large oval (chickadee body)
  • 1 medium oval (chickadee chest)
  • 2 large triangles (chickadee wings)
  • 1 small triangle (chickadee beak)

2. To assemble the chickadees start by gluing the medium sized oval onto the large oval.  

3. Now is a great time to add the googly eyes!  Glue them on just above the medium oval.  

4. Then, glue the small triangle with the point down just under the eyes. It should slightly overlap the oval (chickadee chest). Now your cute little birdy has a beak!

5. For the wings, simply glue the large triangles along the sides of each chickadee “body”.  

6. Allow the glue to dry for a minute or so. Flip the chickadee over and glue a popsicle stick to the back.

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