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Popsicle Stick Eagle Craft [Free Template]

Eagles are magnificent birds that are symbols of strength, courage, and freedom. Their keen eyesight, sharp beaks, and talons make them ready to catch their prey! 

Kids can create their very own eagle right at home with just a few simple materials and a bit of creativity. This popsicle stick eagle craft is a fun and exciting way to learn more about these majestic birds while also expressing their artistic talents.

But why stop at eagles? There are plenty of other popsicle stick crafts waiting to be made! From adorable animals to festive holiday decorations, the possibilities are endless.

Bald Eagle Activity

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This is a great project to go along with any animal unit or even to use as a patriotic craft. You can download our free template to help you get started. Once you have your supplies gathered, your kids will be well on their way to crafting a popsicle stick masterpiece!

Supplies

How To Make An Eagle With Popsicle Sticks

Start by downloading the eagle template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this bald eagle to life!

eagle template craft

Now, let’s line up 10 popsicle sticks side by side. Have the kids count them out loud as they place them down – it’s a great way to sneak in a bit of counting practice! Next, grab 3 more popsicle sticks and cut them down to fit width-wise across the back of the 10 popsicle sticks. Cutting the popsicle sticks needs to be done by an adult. Stretch two glue dots along the 3 cut popsicle sticks and glue them evenly to the back of the 10 popsicle sticks.

Hand over the brushes to the kids and watch as they transform the popsicle sticks with 1-2 thin coats of brown paint.

painting the popsicle stick

With the paint dry, it’s time to add some character to our eagle. Guide your kids in gluing the beak between and slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes.

hand gluing the beak of the eagle popsicle craft

Attach the head to the body.

hand gluing the head to the eagle body

Let’s draw some scalloped lines across the popsicle sticks to define the eagle’s body.

drawing the

Next, position the feet at the bottom and middle of the body and secure them with glue.

hand gluing the feet of the bald eagle craft
hand gluing the feet of the bald eagle craft

If you’re adding tail feathers, this is the moment to flip the sticks over and attach the tail feathers to the back of the popsicle sticks.

hand gluing the tail feather of the eagle craft

The final touch is attaching the wings. Show your kids how to glue them to the middle and back of the popsicle sticks. Their eagle is now ready to soar!

hand gluing the wings of the eagle craft
hand gluing the wings of the eagle craft

Isn’t this a fun craft to make? Check out our animal crafts for more fun!

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Ideas For Kids

Animal Project Ideas

Get kids excited to explore the animal kingdom with lots of fun and educational animal projects! We have a variety of ideas that promise to be both entertaining and educational for kids.

Whether your little ones are fascinated by the wilderness, love furry friends, or are intrigued by creatures big and small, these projects are designed to keep them engaged in a world of amazing animals.

Let’s explore more of the animal kingdom together through captivating books, crafts, and activities that will surely become favorites in your household!

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Animal Books For Kids

The Fascinating Animal Book For Kids is a great book for curious kiddos! Find facts on almost any animal your child is learning about. This is a great resource to have in your home library collection.

The View At The Zoo is a silly book about all the animals at the zoo. When the people come to take a look at the animals, they see all sorts of sights! But, there’s a twist to this book that you have to read for yourself and laugh about!

Giraffes Can’t Dance is a sweet and fun book about Gerald the Giraffe. He can’t dance, but doesn’t stop trying! He finally finds his own rhythm when he meets an unlikely friend.

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North American Animal Crafts

Alligator Puppet Craft – Get ready to snap into fun with this alligator puppet! It’s a fantastic opportunity for kids to discover more about these fascinating creatures and use their big imaginations. Plus, with our free printable template, crafting this puppet is as easy as can be!

Moose Handprint Craft – Kids will transform their own handprint into a marvelous moose masterpiece! Watch as their sweet handprint comes to life as a majestic moose with this fun and easy craft!

collage of north american collage craft

Easy Fox Craft – This simple and cute fox craft will be a hit with your little ones. This easy paper craft is practically mess free and only needs a handful of supplies! In just a few steps, watch as this fox comes to life in a flash.

Paper Plate Skunk Craft – You may scrunch your nose up when you think of a skunk, but this one is odor-free and adorable. Preschoolers to elementary aged kids can paint, cut, and glue their way to creating this cute baby skunk with the help of our free template.

Animal Themed Activities

Dive into the world of animals with this exciting and fun set of animal do a dot printables! Perfect for when you need an indoor activity or independent learning, these 29 pages of fun are designed for older toddlers through kindergarten aged children.

Included are animal dot coloring pages, dot counting activities, letter worksheets, and more. These worksheets are a great way for kids to explore the animal kingdom in a whole new way while learning some essential lessons!

Soar into learning with our engaging bald eagle worksheets! These worksheets are a fun gateway to learning about these symbols of strength and freedom. Kids will get into activities like letter mazes, labeling the eagle, and handwriting practice to build literacy and fine motor skills.

They’re perfect for honing handwriting, scissor use, and letter recognition, plus they promise hours of educational fun for curious young minds!

collage of animal themed activities

Flutter into the world of butterflies with our butterfly activity sheets! Witness the awe-inspiring transformation from caterpillar to winged marvel while honing essential skills. This set is perfect to use with insect units and offers a blend of fun and learning.

Kids will complete activities like matching shadows, navigating mazes, counting, and graphing. These activities are ideal for preschool to kindergarten, and are a great way to get them engaged at home or in the classroom!

Combine animals and math with this set of animal preschool math worksheets! This 24 page set includes cutting practice, tracing, counting cards, and mats with numbers 1-12 featuring adorable animal themes.

Math becomes an adventure when it’s taught through engaging activities like these. By incorporating hands-on learning, games, and playful exploration, children can develop a deeper understanding of math concepts while having fun and building confidence in their abilities.

two image of eagle popsicle stick side by side

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holding the eagle popsicle stick with background on side

Popsicle Stick Eagle Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This popsicle stick eagle craft is a fun and exciting way to learn more about these majestic birds while also expressing their artistic talents.

Materials

  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Brown Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Glue Dots
  • Marker
  • Eagle Template

Instructions

  1. Download the eagle template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Line up 10 popsicle sticks together. Take 3 additional popsicle sticks, cut them to size, and stretch 2 glue dots along each of them. Glue each of these popsicle sticks to the group of 10, one on top, in the middle, and on the bottom.
    Begin by painting the popsicle sticks in 1-2 thin coats of brown paint. Let them dry completely before moving on.
  3. Glue the beak in between and slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes.
  4. Attached the head to the popsicle stick body.
  5. Draw a line to symbolize the body of the eagle.
  6. Place the feet at the bottom and middle of the body and glue them in place.
  7. If you’re adding tail feathers, flip the popsicle sticks over and glue them to the bottom section.
  8. Take the wings and glue them to the middle and back of the popsicle sticks.

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Barbara

Thursday 21st of March 2024

Love it

Sam

Friday 22nd of March 2024

Thanks ◡̈

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