How to Make Craft Stick Crows

This craft stick crow craft is so awesome! Paint, feathers, googly eyes, and cute outfits it doesn’t get much better than this! Kids of all ages will love making these cute little birds.

The best part is, once big or little kids make this fun bird craft, they can play with them. Win-win!

How to Make Craft Stick Crows - popsicle sticks painted black, with black feathers, googly eyes, yellow beaks, a black and white bandana, a pink and white bow, nd a green bow tie and straw hat
How cute are these craft stick crows?!

How to Make Craft Stick Crows

The best part of this craft stick crow craft is that is requires minimal supplies. Weather you have the stuff already or need to pick up a couple items, this craft stick bird craft won’t break the budget.

Work on fine motor skills with the cutting and painting, and promote creativity with allowing your kids to dress their crows anyway they want.

Plus, once this craft is done you can promote pretend play as these crows or colorful birds (see the craft variation at the bottom) can be used as puppets. A perfect craft for at home or in the classroom.

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How to Make Craft Stick Crows - popsicle sticks painted black, with black feathers, googly eyes, yellow beaks, a black and white bandana, a pink and white bow, nd a green bow tie and straw hat
These popsicle stick crows are so easy to make.

Related: Kids love craft stick projects because they are so many possibilities!

Supplies Needed For This Cute Popsicle Stick Crow Craft

How to Make Craft Stick Crows - popsicle sticks painted black, with black feathers, googly eyes, yellow beaks, a black and white bandana, a pink and white bow, nd a green bow tie and straw hat
They can be used as puppets afterwards.

Directions To Make These Adorable Popsicle Stick Crows Craft

When you’re done making these, pose them in a houseplant, have a puppet show, or just play with them! Make extras to give to friends. This is also a fun make & take craft project for kid’s harvest or fall parties. 

Step 1

Paint each craft stick black. Regular black acrylic should work just fine.

Tips: You can paint the sticks ahead of time and let the kids do the embellishing.

Step 1 and Step 2 of this crow popsicle stick craft- paint the popsicle sticks black, add googly eyes, a yellow beak, a pink and white bow and a black and white bandana
Paint the craft sticks black, then use tacky glue to glue on the eyes and beak. Don’t forget to glue on a bow or tie on a bandana.

Step 2

Cut beaks from yellow card stock and use a little glue to stick it to the popsicle stick.

Step 3

Attach googly eyes with white craft glue.

Step 4

Attach embellishments such as bows and bandannas.

Step 4 of the crow popsicle stick craft- start adding embellishments like a straw hat with tacky glue to the bird popsicle stick
Use tacky glue to glue on the straw hat.

If using a hat, be sure to put it on first as your googly eyes will need to be positioned farther down than on crows not wearing a hat. Add some glue inside the hat and insert the stick. It will take some time to dry, so be patient! Alternatively, a grown up can use hot glue to make the hat stick immediately.

Embellishments like googly eyes, yellow cardstock, pink and white paper, black popsicle sticks, a straw hat and a white and black bandana
Use whatever embellishments you have on hand. These are the ones I had.

Tips: For the embellishments, you can make simple bows from scrapbook paper to use as hair bows (for girl crows) or bow ties for boys. The little straw hats can be found at your local craft store. I also used a bandanna which I cut down to a small square. Fabric scraps work great too!

Step 5

Let everything dry completely before playing with your craft stick crows!

How to Make Craft Stick Crows - popsicle sticks painted black, with black feathers, googly eyes, yellow beaks, a black and white bandana, a pink and white bow, nd a green bow tie and straw hat
Wasn’t that so much fun!

I hope you enjoyed this fun fall project for kids. Have fun!

What Inspired This Popsicle Stick Crow Craft?

I love to make projects with craft sticks. I always have a plastic shoebox container full of them, just waiting for inspiration to strike.

Like recently when I was going through my supplies looking for something else, and came across my container full of craft sticks. It’s kind of weird how thinks just pop into my head, and that’s what happened with these crows.

Related: I’ve made craft stick scarecrows before, so I was a little inspired by their look.

Fun Variations Of This Fun Craft Stick Crow Craft

Yellow, pink, green, and orange birds- bird craft- with yellow feathers, pink feathers, green feathers, orange feathers, yellow beaks. The yellow has a polka dot bow tie, the pink bird has a straw hat and pearls, the green bird has a yellow and green hair bow, and the orange bird has a blue floral sticker
Make this bird craft even more fun by adding lots of colors!

You don’t have to just make crows! You can make all sorts of colorful birds. After we made the crows, we made them some colorful friends! All you need is:

Yellow, pink, green, and orange birds- bird craft- with yellow feathers, pink feathers, green feathers, orange feathers, yellow beaks. The yellow has a polka dot bow tie, the pink bird has a straw hat and pearls, the green bird has a yellow and green hair bow, and the orange bird has a blue floral sticker
Just paint the popsicle sticks your favorite colors and glue on the feathers, beaks, eyes, and your favorite embellishments. I love the pearl necklace!

How to Make Craft Stick Crows

How to Make Craft Stick Crows by Amanda Formaro

This craft stick crow craft is so easy to make! Young kids and even big kids can makes these. The best part is, they take minimal crafting supplies, and your little ones can even play with them afterwards!

Materials

  • Jumbo craft sticks
  • Black paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Black feathers
  • Yellow card stock or construction paper
  • Embellishments: scrapbook paper, bandanna or fabric scrap, little straw hat
  • Tools: white craft glue, scissors, paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Paint each craft stick black. Regular black acrylic should work just fine.
  2. Cut beaks from yellow card stock and use a little glue to stick it to the popsicle stick.
  3. Attach googly eyes with white craft glue.
  4. Attach embellishments such as bows and bandannas.
  5. Let everything dry completely before playing with your craft stick crows!

Notes

If using a hat, be sure to put it on first as your googly eyes will need to be positioned farther down than on crows not wearing a hat. Add some glue inside the hat and insert the stick. It will take some time to dry, so be patient! Alternatively, a grown up can use hot glue to make the hat stick immediately.

For the embellishments, you can make simple bows from scrapbook paper to use as hair bows (for girl crows) or bow ties for boys. The little straw hats can be found at your local craft store. I also used a bandanna which I cut down to a small square. Fabric scraps work great too!

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How did your craft stick crow craft turn out? Did you try making different colored birds? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!

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