Making a Plastic Cup Pet Bird

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March 10, 2019

Plastic Cup Pet Bird - two birdsHere's another cute and fun pet bird craft your toddler/children can make (without actually having a real pet bird). We are not ready for a bird either.


Total Time: 20 minutes + drying time


  • acrylic paint
  • paint brush
  • plastic cup
  • yarn
  • scissors
  • hot glue
  • goggly eyes
  • feathers
  • tape
  • orange paper or felt for the beak
Plastic Cup Pet Bird - cups and paint


  1. Using a generous amount of acrylic paint, paint the entire plastic cup. Allow to dry overnight.
  2. Plastic Cup Pet Bird - paint the cup
    Plastic Cup Pet Bird - allow to dry
  3. Once dried, tape yarn in place then wrap it around the cup several times. This will give your bird some dimension or texture.
  4. Plastic Cup Pet Bird - once paint is dry, tape a length of yarn onto the cup and wap
    Plastic Cup Pet Bird - example of yarn wrapped cup
  5. Now you are ready to hot glue on your birds' eyes and feathers.
  6. Plastic Cup Pet Bird - cup with feathers and eyes ready to attach
    Plastic Cup Pet Bird - second cup
    Plastic Cup Pet Bird - eyes added to blue cup
    Plastic Cup Pet Bird - side view of blue bird with feathers attached
    Plastic Cup Pet Bird - finished purple bird with red feathers and eyes

  7. Cut out an orange piece of paper or felt for the bird's beak and glue on. You're done!
  8. Plastic Cup Pet Bird - feather added to the top of the blue bird's head, and beak
    Plastic Cup Pet Bird - beak and top knot feather on purple bird
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March 13, 20190 found this helpful

Adorable birds! :)

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