Little Loft Project: Bird Cages

Instead of putting a bird on it. We put a bird in it! Birds: the perfect theme for our first Sunday Crafternoon class in Portland. With the birds chirping, the sun shining and an eagle flying overhead we sketched a series of birds to use for our project.

Draw and color your favorite birds. We got inspiration from a piece of fancy wrapping paper but there are many great nature books that feature our feathered friends.

Supplies:
Bird inspiration drawings or photos
Pencils and colored pencils
6 Strips of white card stock paper 1/2in. x 12in.
1 Strip of 1 1/2 in. x 12 in. card stock paper
Hot glue gun
Paint and glitter (optional)
Paper fastener/brad
Small piece of wire or string
Cardboard base (optional, but helpful if adding nesting materials)
Hole punch

Hot glue the paper strips to the base or large card stock strip. Paint the small strips.

Hot glue the paper strips to the base or large card stock strip. Paint the small strips.

Hole punch the top of the cage strips and hold together with a brad. Secure the bird to the brad with a bit of wire. 

Hole punch the top of the cage strips and hold together with a brad. Secure the bird to the brad with a bit of wire. 

Meet Eagle, Wren and Redbird! Next week we'll add some feathers and gather some nesting materials to make their cages cozy.