Printable Bird House Play Set

I made some colorful paper bird houses as a fun decoration for the sewing room, and I love how cheerful they look — plus they were super-frugal to make!

Wouldn’t they look lovely hanging from the ceiling of a child’s bedroom, a classroom, or even lined up along a nature table?? So cute!

I quickly discovered that Clara had other plans for these little bird houses — they are great for pretend play! I added a small set of fleece finger puppets, and these kept her happily occupied for a loooooong time! Pretend play is a great way for kids to work on early creative problem-solving skills — and it’s fun!!

She enjoyed counting the birds and houses, matching the colors, and even re-arranging the houses. Of course, the birds were hungry, sleepy, and busy avoiding cats all day — oh, those sneaky cats!

Hide, birdie, HIDE!!

*phew* That was close!

I thought you might like to make a few bird houses of your own too! Just download the template below, cut out and glue (I attached the roof with strips of velcro, so Clara could access the inside of the bird house easily.) I used colored card stock, but you could easily recycle an empty cereal box for this, and let the kiddos paint them instead.

Bird House Page 1

Bird House Page 2

If you make these, email me a photo, and I’ll post it up here — valerie (at) frugalfamilyfunblog (dot) com — They are lots of fun!



  1. Everything you do looks so picture perfect! Thanks for sharing the printables – we might use them a couple of weeks from now…

  2. So fun! The fleece birds are adorable, too =)

  3. This is definitely going on my to do list! You are so clever.

    • I’m going to have to make a few more too. The ones I made were intended to be hung from their bedroom ceiling, but ended up being toys instead! I bet C and R would have lots of fun with these too!! πŸ™‚

  4. Oh they’re lovely! I’ve just printed off the template – thanks for the share.

    • Yay!! It’s so exciting to think that someone on the other side of the ocean is making these bird houses too! xoxo πŸ™‚

  5. Those are so cute and colorful. They would look great hanging from the ceiling in a room. Love the little birdies.

    • Thanks, Debby! They are fun to make and every time I see them I can’t help but smile! πŸ™‚

  6. Wow these are great!
    Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  7. Oh. My. Gosh. Please continue to post awesome things like this in the first week or so of the month… I think I’ve decided on a craft project for Midwinter Break at the library! If I do this, I’ll try to remember to send a picture, or if you’re on Facebook you can always “like” the Salina Free Library and see our program pictures πŸ˜€

    • How fantastic, Monica!! Thanks for letting me know — I’ll be off to check out the library on FB. πŸ™‚ Have fun!!

  8. These are SO CUTE! I can’t wait to try them with my daughter who is into all things bird. We just made some homemade suet and added it to our feeding stations and she’s been mesmerized. These houses will make for some fantastic playtime while we’re stuck inside due to snow this week. Thanks thanks thanks for always sharing your great ideas!

    • That sounds adorable!!! I remember being fascinated w/birds when I was little too. What a sweetheart! You’re very welcome, and have fun crafting with your little one! xoxo πŸ™‚

  9. My son will be crazy excited for these πŸ™‚ Going to try it tomorrow provided he is healthy enough.
    Btw… what kind of birds is she playing with?

    • Oh, I hope he is feeling up to it soon. They are lots of fun to make! I made the birds out of some patterned fleece. Very quick and easy!

  10. These are adorable. Even I might be able to make them.

  11. Makes me wanna sing:

    “Rockin’ Robin… Tweet! Tweet! Tweet! Tweet!
    Rockin’ Robin… Tweet! Tweet! Tweedle Tweet!”

  12. So cute! Love the finger puppets.

  13. Oh those are so cute!!! Who wouldn’t want to play with them? And I bet they cheer your sewing room right up (that is if you ever get them back :-)).

    • I know, right??? They’re always stealing the cute things! πŸ™‚ Ah well, they are fun to make so I’ll make up a few more. πŸ™‚

  14. Oooohhhh, that gets me itching to make the bird finger puppets……

    • I had a remnant of fleece with birds printed on it, so I just cut them out and used them for the finger puppets. Super quick and easy! Have fun!! πŸ™‚

  15. i am going to save this and make them for mothers day for the grandma and great grandmas…thanks for sharing

  16. what great ideas you have. i’m sure my son is going to enjoy making these with me.

  17. Hi Valerie!
    I love these cute bird houses! My daughter just asked for a bird birthday party and these would make great decorations! Thanks for the idea! πŸ™‚
    Have a lovely day,

  18. Seriously, this is soooo cute! I just discovered your blog around Christmas time, I love it! The ideas are fun, colorful, creative and quick!

    Thanks so much….i <3 birdhouses!

    • That makes me SO happy! Welcome to FFFB — I’m so glad you’re enjoying our little bloggy blog! xoxo πŸ™‚

  19. Today my daughter wanted to make crafty birds – so I thought why not make this. Been meaning to do it since I saw it posted. She just couldn’t wait for me to finish making it so she could paint it (she’s 3). After it was dried and she could play with it – the little birdy went into the house for some time out…. Thanks so much for this – has been lots of fun. Will send you a pic.

  20. Can you tell me where to get the bird finger puppets? I looked on your blog and couldn’t find them anywhere and a web search has been exhausting. The ones you show are SO cute.


    Wonderful site! Found it via pinterst and have already “pinned” a few of your things.


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