Eccentric paper cup birds

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Paper cup birds - enjoy this quick and easy paper cup craft with these DIY birds. Perfect as a kids Easter craft or summer craft

These eccentric and feathery paper cup birds rule! They’re so much fun to make, you don’t even need to worry about mistakes. Just have a lot of fun dressing them up in their patterns and feathers.

Enjoy this quick and easy activity, which works perfectly as an Easter or summer craft for kids.

Summary:

Time: 15 minutes
Age: Little kids to Big kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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Crazy paper cup birds - summer craft for kids
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You will need:

  • Paper cups
  • Paints – we recommend acrylic paints
  • Paint brush
  • Feathers
  • Googly eyes
  • Patterned paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Orange card

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Paper cup birds - enjoy this quick and easy paper cup craft with these DIY birds. Perfect as a kids Easter craft or summer craft
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Step 1: Paint your paper cup

Paint your paper cup using bright colours.

We used acrylic paint, which covers the cups well.

You might need two coats to get a nice even covering.

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Paper cup birds - enjoy this quick and easy paper cup craft with these DIY birds. Perfect as a kids Easter craft or summer craft
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Step 2: Cut out some feathers

Take some patterned sheets of paper and hold them in a stack.

Then cut out little feather shapes along one edge.

The result is that you will instantly get lots and lots of same sized paper feathers in different patterns, ready to stick on your bird.

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Paper cup birds - enjoy this quick and easy paper cup craft with these DIY birds. Perfect as a kids Easter craft or summer craft
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Step 3: Glue the feathers down

Glue the feathers onto your bird’s tummy.

Start by gluing down a line of feathers along the bottom of your cup.

Then stick down another line of feathers, overlapping the bottom line. Carry on adding feathers until your bird has a pretty patterned tummy.

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Paper cup birds - enjoy this quick and easy paper cup craft with these DIY birds. Perfect as a kids Easter craft or summer craft
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Step 4: Add a beak and some eyes

Cut a little triangle shape from orange card and fold it in half to make a beak.

Glue this onto your eccentric paper cup bird. Then glue on two googly eyes.

If you don’t have googly eyes you could either draw on some eyes with ah black sharpie or you could use buttons instead.

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Paper cup birds - enjoy this quick and easy paper cup craft with these DIY birds. Perfect as a kids Easter craft or summer craft
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Step 5: Add the fluffy wings

Finally glue on some fluffy feathers to the side of your cup to make the wings.

Use plenty of PVA or strong glue. Don’t worry if it looks messy at first as the glue will dry clear.

Your colourful eccentric birdie is ready!

Why not make your colourful bird some feathery friends?

Paper cup birds - craft for kids