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Painted Paper Bird Art Project

By on Mar 5, 2010 in 2nd Grade Art Lessons, Art and Literature, Art Lessons by Seasons, Birds, Inclusion/Special Needs Art Projects, Spring Art, Tempera Paint | 12 comments

Spring Art Project:Painted Paper Birds

I was organizing stacks of art the other day and came across these beautiful pieces. I featured these birds in my Art and Literature PDF Booklet but wanted to share the images with all of you. This project was highly successful, meaning that children embraced the project with so much enthusiasm and seemed to be accessible to every ability. This particular class has a group of inclusion children participating. Their aids were so pleased with how many skills this lesson reinforced. The children enjoyed the process of cutting and pasting and even took time to choose the perfect color mounting paper.

Instructions and templates are included in the “Art and Literature” PDF Booklet.

Pie in the Sky Painted Bird Project from Deep Space Sparkle


  1. i love you and your blog and art. I am doing on lois ehlert in a few weeks and I was wondering if I could buy your pdf file about literature and art?? can i pay with a paypal account or credit?? let me know.
    I am so intersted.


    March 6, 2010

  2. Yes! Look for the "Add to Cart" button for my "Art and Literarture" PDF post (right hand side of blog) and follow instructions. Click on the FAQ page (menu bar) for more information and download instructions.

    Patty P

    March 6, 2010

  3. Those are beautiful!

    Deborah (Teach Preschool)

    March 6, 2010

  4. love, love, LOVE them!!!!

    pink and green mama

    March 8, 2010

  5. I just love the birds. They are beautiful!

    Ginger Snaps

    March 9, 2010

  6. I am in love with these birds! We are starting our painted paper today and I cannot wait for the finished product. Love your blog!


    March 15, 2010

  7. I love these! So pretty :)


    April 3, 2010

  8. I did these with second graders earlier this year…stunning! They love the book *and* making their own painted paper for this project.

    Lynna Kirkpatrick

    February 18, 2011

  9. LOVE this project! I purchased your PDF over the summer and did this project with my art class. It was so much fun and so energetic. One of my very favorite classes! I’m doing a version of this with butterflies instead of birds for my after-school art club for kindergarten and first-graders tomorrow!

    Lisa {milkshake}

    May 4, 2011

    • Absolutely one of my favorite all-time lessons. Love the book; the love project. SO glad it worked out well for you.


      May 5, 2011

  10. Love the site and your lessons, Patty! I’ll be trying several of them this upcoming school year. I have a question though? Do you offer an “all included” package for you pdf downloads? I may be interested in downloading all of them, but it would help if I could get them all in one transaction.

    will ford

    June 2, 2011

    • Hi Will…you can pay for all in one transaction but you’ll have to download each file separately. Just click on teh shopping icon on the side bar and you’ll be directed to a shopping cart. Have a great summer!


      June 2, 2011


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