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Picture of Wooden Birds - Spring Craft

The days are slowly getting longer, temperatures are rising and one can feel it the air – spring is approaching. It will still take some weeks till all the birds will come back from their wintering grounds so I decided to make my own little birds from wood to bring some spring vibes into the house.

The wooden birds will have legs made out of wire which makes it possible to attach them to branches or other objects. The project is pretty simple and is also a great craft project to make together with kids.

  • 4 mm Poplar Plywood (any similar wood will also work)
  • 120 grit Sandpaper (optional)
  • Glue
  • Wire
  • Laser cutter, Scroll Saw or Fret Saw
  • Paint Brush
  • Drill

Step 1: Creating the Design and Cutting the Shapes

Picture of Creating the Design and Cutting the Shapes

I started by collecting some images of birds and then traced their silhouettes in Inkscape. Afterward, I did some cleaning up to simplify the shapes and tweaked them a bit until I was happy with the way they looked. The bird shapes were cut out of 4 mm poplar plywood using a laser cutter. The silhouettes of the birds are not too complicated so they can also be cut using a scroll saw or fret saw.

I made three different bird shapes. You can download the template with the patterns as PDF or SVG via the link below:

Download pattern for wooden birds
attosa6 months ago
Very pretty! Nice work :)
Beautiful, something I've been looking for as a spring deco. Thanks for sharing!
Maker Design Lab (author)  Creative Mom CZ6 months ago
Thanks, happy you like them!
Awesome! These are very cute!
Maker Design Lab (author)  bryans workshop6 months ago
Thank you!
audreyobscura6 months ago
These are so cute! Well done!
Maker Design Lab (author)  audreyobscura6 months ago
Thanks :-)