Make a Love Bird

This is a lovely project for Valentine’s – making little love birds out of watercolor paper.  The sweetest part is writing on the back of the birds the things you love.   Isn’t gratitude a wonderful way to honor Valentine’s day?  I will do this with my class when I return to school (hopefully Friday or Monday).   I start by bringing the mood of awe and reverence for the many things we have in our lives that are wonderful – those scrumptious details of daily life!

Making the Birds:  you will need watercolor paper, red and yellow paint, brushes, pink embroidery floss and gel medium (heavy glue).

Paint a wash of color on the watercolor paper.  It is beautiful to add a tad of yellow.

 Cut out a bird tracer.  It works great to make tracers out of old file folders.  Here is a link to a pattern I used: bird pattern – this pattern is for sewing but I used as a tracer.
Let the children trace the birds and their wings.  Cut them out.
 Make a double-thread hanger out of the pink floss.  Put a dollop of glue on the bird.  Put the hanger’s end on top of the glue and press the wing into it.  Hold for a few seconds to make bond.  Write what you love in life on the back of the birds.  Hang on tree, mantle, or make a garland of love!

Did you enjoy this post?
Then stick around!

Join the Fairy Dust community and get email updates, tips, tutorials, and instant access to the Fairy Dust Teaching Library - FREE!


  1. Phyllis says:

    They are so sweet. I am going to try to fit these in before Monday. Thanks for posting this.

  2. Redbeet Mama says:

    Love this!!!! Perfect for my tomorrow! Thank you. I really enjoy your blog – it has been a blessing to me and my family.

    Namaste, Nicole

  3. MessyMissy says:

    SO cute. I love doing a watercolor wash on paper and then reusing the paper for something else. Here is a recent post of mine concerning Love Birds….

  4. Phyllis says:
  5. Wow! Thank you Phyllis! I am so honored you included me in your great blogs list! And passed on this award!



  6. I have really enjoyed all your posts on China! We will be doing some of these this month. Great pics, love to see them!

Please Leave a Comment