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Just Add Glitter Bird | Easy holiday art project for kids

Just Add Glitter | Simple Bird Project

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When a book speaks to you in a very personal — and glittery — way, you know that creating a coordinated art project is of utmost importance.

The lovely Angela DiTerlizzi mailed me a copy of Just Add Glitter for obvious reasons. While I haven’t met her in-person, we are clearly kindred spirits. I will also go out on a limb and proclaim illustrator Samantha Cotterhill of equal kinship.

This book is a gem.

Made for anyone who feels certain that a little sparkle can add heaps of joy to your day.

And it did for me (added a lovely does of joy to an otherwise drab day). I created this very simple art project for you to do as you enjoy this sweet book.

Just Add Glitter Bird | Art lesson for kids using paper, glitter and simple supplies with Deep Space Sparkle

Download my free drawing guide before you begin this project: (NOTE: We recommend downloading the freebie using Chrome or Safari)

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Just Add Glitter video demonstration…

What You’ll Need:

– Small sheets of colored construction paper or colored card stock approx 5” x 7”, plus extra for bird

– Glitter paper or containers of fine glitter

– Glue stick

– White school glue

– Scissors

– Paint marker

– Black marker

Step 1

Roughly draw a bird body on a colored piece of paper. I really love the bright colors that come in the colored packs of card stock. You can find the packs at office supply stores.

Keep the body simple and include the head, body and tail in one piece. I included a template as a guide for your little one, but don’t feel restrained to do just one. Make a flock!

Just Add Glitter Bird | Art lesson for kids using paper, glitter and simple supplies

Step 2

On a separate piece of colored paper or glitter paper, draw a wing. Cut out and glue to the body. Again, I included a template in the download below.

Just Add Glitter Bird | Art lesson for kids using paper, glitter and simple supplies

Step 3

Glue bird to background paper and add eyes, wing details and legs. Use a coloring tool or marker to draw lines. I’m using a paint marker which is by far the best for adding colorful lines but regular markers are fine, too.

Just Add Glitter Bird | Art lesson for kids using paper, glitter and simple supplies

Need more glitter?

Paint an area with white school glue and sprinkle it with glitter. Shake off excess and voila! You have a glittery bird to sit on your shelf and remind you that not all days need to be gloomy or dull.

Just Add Glitter Bird | Easy holiday art project for kids

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  • Jessica B Hughson

    Thank you! I think I am going to do this today!

  • Susan Condio-Hernandez

    May I have a copy of the template of the simple bird project? Thank you.

    • Bethany

      Hi Susan! It’s available now! Just click the download button and we will send it directly to your inbox. Enjoy.

  • emerta

    No template posted.

    • Bethany

      Hi Emerta! Thanks so much for letting us know. We’ve fixed the issue and you can find it now.

  • Stacey Van Campen

    I cannot open the template…but I love the book and project idea!

    • Bethany

      Hi Stacey! You are so right. We’ve fixed the issue so that you can download the template now! Enjoy!

  • Meredith

    Love this! Thank you for sharing and paring with a fun book!

  • Carlin Glennon

    Nice simple project. Thanks! Wondering if I missed something. Is the template here? I did not find it.

    • Bethany

      Hi Carlin! Thanks so much for the heads up. Everything is there now!

  • kisha

    yes

  • Maryjo more

    Cute

  • Dany

    Adorable!

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