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Handprint Bald Eagle Craft For Kids [Free Template]

If you’re looking for a fun and easy patriotic craft for kids this handprint bald eagle craft is exactly what you need!

You know how much we love handprint crafts for kids and this newest craft is one of our favorites.

In our home, July 4th is one of those holidays we don’t usually celebrate with a lot of crafts and projects leading up to the holiday.

But, we want to change that, so that’s why we made this cute craft!

Read on below to see how to make one at home or in the classroom. 

Eagle Craft For Preschoolers

three pictures of handprint eagle activity

We love paper crafts for kids like this one because they’re so simple! There’s no special materials or tools needed. Just your ordinary paper, glue and scissors. 

It’s a fun craft idea for kids of all ages! 

Supplies

Directions

Download the eagle template. There are 2 versions. The first is for use with a single child. The second is for use when you have multiple children or students.

hand cutting out template from gray paper

If you are using the single child template, print the template on white cardstock and cut out all the pieces, then trace them onto the coordinating colored card stock and cut out again. If you’re using the multiple child template, print each page on the coordinating colored card stock and cut out the pieces.

adult hand tracing child's hand on brown paper

Trace your child’s handprint onto brown paper and cut out.

hand gluing on paper eagle claws

Assemble the eagle by gluing the child’s handprint behind the body. Next glue the tail feathers on the bottom of the eagle, behind the body. Secure the two claws to the base of the body, where the tail feathers and body meet. Glue the head to the top of the body. Attach the beak to the edge of the head so half is hanging off the head. Glue the eye to the left of the beak.

picture of handprint eagle with leaves scattered around it

That’s all there is to this simple kids craft!

How To Make This Craft With Young Kids

While this paper craft is simple and straight forward, if you’re using it with very young kids you’ll need to think about a few modifications. 

If your children (or students) aren’t proficient with scissor skills yet we’d suggest cutting out all the pieces for each child before the craft begins. This way, kids are able to watch an adult assemble the eagle and recreate it with the pieces they already have in their area. 

Keep in mind you’ll still need to help each child trace and cut out their handprints, but having the other pieces ready will significantly cut down on the time needed to do that for multiple children. 

Another suggestion is to only have glue sticks available. Younger kids generally are a little bit squeeze happy with the liquid glue, which always creates such a mess. Instead, use glue sticks that dry clear and you’ll have a much cleaner crafting station! 

eagle paper craft surrounded by wooden leaves

Share With Us

If you make this craft at home or in your classroom, we’d love to see your share it to our Facebook page. 

Don’t forget to enter your email address in the form at the end of this post to get your free eagle template. 

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Handprint Bald Eagle Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute and easy handprint eagle craft for Fourth of July or Memorial Day!

Materials

Instructions

  1. Download the eagle craft template. There are 2 versions; the first is for use with a single child and the second is for use when you have multiple children or students. 
  2. If you are using the single child template, print the template on white cardstock and cut out all the pieces, then trace them onto the coordinating colored card stock and cut out again. If you're using the multiple child template, print each page on the coordinating colored card stock and cut out the pieces. 
  3. Trace your child's handprint onto brown paper and cut out.
  4. Assemble the eagle by gluing the child's handprint behind the body. Next glue the tail feathers on the bottom of the eagle, behind the body. Secure the two claws to the base of the body, where the tail feathers and body meet. Glue the head to the top of the body. Attach the beak to the edge of the head so half is on the head and half is off of the head. Glue the eye to the left of the beak.

Free Eagle Craft Template

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Francine

Sunday 5th of September 2021

Cant wait to try with my students

Sam

Monday 6th of September 2021

Great! Hope they enjoy it!

Carrie Helm

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

I would love this template

Sam

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you 🙂

yosef and Henny wolowik

Monday 5th of July 2021

i want the link plz

Sam

Monday 5th of July 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of post to have the link sent to you.

LaDawn

Sunday 27th of June 2021

fun graft for the 4th

Sam

Monday 28th of June 2021

Glad to hear that!

Jackie Ward

Friday 25th of June 2021

Hi, the template appears to no longer have a download link. Could it be added please? THanks

Sam

Saturday 26th of June 2021

To download the template, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you.

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