Quick & Easy Toilet Paper Roll Bird Craft

Encourage fine motor skills and imagination with this Toilet Paper Roll Bird Craft visual arts and dramatic play activity! You’re definitely going to want to check it out! 

collage of bird craft images with text: Quick & Easy Toilet Paper Roll Bird Craft for KidsWe’re still working on our Birds & Eggs preschool monthly theme and today’s topic was Hatchling, which meant a fun Toilet Paper Roll Bird Craft

preschooler making toilet paper roll bird craft
The activity that we’re sharing is a “Make & Play.” I love these because not only are preschoolers working on their fine motor skills, but of course there’s the creative thinking & expression that’s happening too! 

preschooler painting craft roll
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

preschooler painting with paint stick
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

preschooler gluing wiggle eyes to bird craft
Your kiddos will get to explore both visual arts as well as dramatic play while developing their imagination and creativity. Doesn’t that sound like lots of fun? 

preschooler adding feathers to bird craft
After your toddlers and preschool get finished making their adorable toilet paper roll bird craft, they’ll build either a nest or a birdhouse for their new feathered friend and then feed and take care of their pet chick. 

preschooler gluing feather on bird craft
Baby birds sure are adorable, aren’t they? Make a baby bird pet with your little kids today! 

preschooler exploring blue feather
Chicks can take up to 24 hours to hatch. They have a lump on their top beak called an “egg tooth” to help them break the shell and push out. Breaking out of the shell is called “pipping.”

preschooler gluing feathers onto cardboard roll bird craft
The little guy of course did this activity independently, but baby girl and I worked together. She’s just starting to learn how to use paint and glue. Either way, both little kids had a blast! 


cardboard roll bird crafts
Bird Craft Make & Play

What you’ll need

  • Cardboard Tube
  • Feathers
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Nature Items

toddler exploring feathers
Here’s how to do it

Discuss

  • Would you like to have a baby bird for a pet? Why or why not? 

Make

  • Encourage children to decorate their cardboard tube like a baby chick. 

Play

  • Use sticks, rocks or other nature items to build a nest or birdhouse. 
  • What else might the bird need? 
  • Invite children to brainstorm ways to feed and take care of the pet chick. 

Observe

  • Did the child consider the bird’s needs when building a house for it? 
  • What other supplies did he gather to take care of the baby chick? 

preschooler adding feathers to cardboard roll
These two had a great time making their very own baby bird pets today and they look amazing! 

preschooler holding cardboard roll bird craft


Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Birds & Eggs theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

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