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Eagle Papercraft for Kids

If your kids love papercrafts, this fun project is for them! This Eagle Papercraft for Kids is made super simple with the free printable template. Simply print, cut and glue together the colored craft papers to recreate these adorable characters! It’s also the perfect 4th of July or Memorial Day craft if you need something a little extra to entertain the kiddos this year.


Eagle Papercraft for Kids

Eagle Papercraft for Kids Free Printable Craft Template



Calling all craft enthusiasts and creative kids! If you’re on the lookout for an exciting papercraft project, then you’re in for a treat. Prepare to spread your artistic wings with this delightful Eagle Papercraft for Kids. And guess what? It’s super easy thanks to a free printable template. Simply print, cut, and glue together the colored craft papers to bring these adorable eagle characters to life!

As the 4th of July approaches, let’s explore a fun way to celebrate this patriotic occasion. Imagine your little ones engrossed in the process of crafting their very own majestic eagles. From carefully cutting out the wings to attaching the beak and legs, their creativity will take flight. This papercraft isn’t just a project; it’s an opportunity to embrace the spirit of the 4th of July and add an extra touch of patriotic cheer to the festivities.

Did you know that the Bald Eagle has been the national bird of the United States of America since 1782? It’s a symbol of strength, freedom, and resilience. You can find this magnificent bird proudly displayed on the Presidential Seal, the Great Seal of the United States, and even on postage stamps. It’s an American icon that holds deep significance for the nation as well as certain Native American tribes.

So, are you ready to embark on this thrilling papercraft adventure with your little ones? Gather your colored craft papers, scissors, glue, and, of course, the free printable template provided at the end of this post. Let your imagination soar as you select the perfect colors for your eagles. Whether you opt for traditional browns, vibrant rainbows, or even tie-dye masterpieces, the choice is yours! The instructions are simple to follow, but feel free to add your own creative flair to these adorable feathered friends.

Now it’s time to let the crafting magic take flight! With scissors in hand and glue at the ready, watch as your eagles come to life. This Eagle Papercraft isn’t just a fun activity; it’s an opportunity to create lasting memories and embrace the joy of crafting together. So, join me on this papercraft journey, and let’s unlock our creativity one adorable eagle at a time!

Ready to get started? Dive into the world of papercrafts and grab the free printable template by clicking the link below. It’s time to embark on a crafting adventure that will bring smiles to faces and spark creativity in the hearts of your little ones. Let’s fly high with our imagination and make this 4th of July truly special with these charming Eagle Papercrafts for Kids!


Eagle Papercraft


I absolutely love how these eagles turned out! You can use googly eyes, like we did, or draw on your eyes with a marker.  I plan on gluing magnets to the back of our finished eagles and using them as fridge magnets.



To recreate this papercraft you’ll need the free printable template found at the end of this post and a few simple supplies:



  1. Colored craft papers
  2. Googly eyes (optional)
  3. Marker
  4. Pencil
  5. Scissors
  6. Glue

We went with more traditional colors for our Eagle craft, but you can get creative with it as well! Use any colors you want or even create a rainbow or tie-dye colored eagles.  The instructions below are for the more traditionally-colored eagle craft, but feel free to substitute in any colors you want.


After gathering up all of your supplies, print out your template.  Then carefully cut out each template piece.



Select yellow or orange colored paper for the beak and legs. Grab at least 2 shades of brown colored craft papers for the wings and body. And find some white paper for the head and tail of the eagle.


Trace the beak and leg patterns on the yellow or orange pieces of paper and the head and tail patterns on the white paper.  Grab one of the brown shades and trace the body and larger wings on that same shade of brown colored paper.  Trace the smaller wings on a different shade of brown colored paper.


Carefully cut out the traced patterns from all of your colored papers.



Attach the small wings on top of the big wings by matching them along the curved sides, as shown above.



Use glue to attach the wings onto both sides of the body pattern by overlapping half a cm, as shown in the picture above.



Next, attach the head pattern onto the head part of the main body.



Attach the legs to the bottom side of the body and the beak onto the head.



Attach the googly eyes to complete the eagle paper craft or use a marker to give eyes to your eagle. If you’re using a marker, feel free to get creative with his eyes or go with something simple. Whatever makes you happy!


Eagle Papercraft for Kids Free Printable Craft Template


Allow your eagle to dry and once dry, he is finished!  Don’t they just look amazing?!


You can add magnets to the back of them like I plan on doing, add them to larger strips of paper to create bookmarks, add them to folded pieces of paper for DIY greeting cards, etc. Of course, if you use these eagle papercrafts in a fun or unique way, I’d love to hear about it, so be sure to leave a comment or send an email to let me know!


Ready to get started? To recreate this fun Eagle Papercraft for Kids, click the link below to grab the free printable template.

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