Looking for a way to celebrate a patriotic holiday, American Eagle Day. or National Save the Eagles Day? Try some of these fun eagle crafts for kids!
Ever since the bald eagle was made part of the Great Seal of the United States in 1782, it has been considered a national patriotic symbol.
This means that the bald eagle is right up there with the US flag, The Star-Spangled Banner, and the Pledge of Allegiance as a symbol of the United States of America!
In addition to celebrating the bald eagle on patriotic holidays like President’s Day, the Fourth of July or Memorial Day, it has its own holiday – American Eagle Day. This takes place every year on June 20 which is the day it was added to the Seal of the US.
There is also a National Save the Eagles Day on January 10. This is a day to raise awareness about eagles and the efforts to prevent their extinction.
With so many days to celebrate the bald eagle, you definitely need a lot of fun eagle crafts for kids to make! I’ve collected 25 of these crafts for kids of all ages in a list below.
Learn more about the eagle and have fun creating at the same time. Check out the craft list below and let me know what you think in the comments!
Kids can learn about the bald eagle and have some crafty fun with these 25 eagle crafts for kids!
Bald Eagle Paper Bag Puppet
Use a paper bag and color paper to make this adorable eagle hand puppet! If you prefer, you can download the free template to make yours look exactly like the photo.
Pom-Pom Bald Eagle
I love the googly eyes on this cute bald eagle! Stacey also shows you how to use these eagles in a patriotic garland.
Cardboard Tube Eagle
Toilet paper tube crafts are always a favorite. I love the feathers used for the wings of this eagle!
Felt Bald Eagle
Older kids can practice their hand sewing with this felt eagle craft. There is a free template to help you out!
Have kids follow the step-by-step 'draw along' eagle and then use coffee to paint a sepia image. This is a good activity for all ages. The youngest ones can paint an already drawn eagle.
Tissue Paper Bald Eagle
Download the free template and fill it in with crumpled up tissue paper. You'll need white, yellow, black and brown tissue paper and some glue.
Paper Bald Eagle
Download this resource to create this handprint bald eagle along with four other President's Day crafts for kids.
Bald Eagle Magnet
Decorate your fridge with this bald eagle magnet craft. You'll use foam sheets, white and brown feathers and a circle magnet.
Popsicle Stick Bald Eagle
A combination of a popsicle stick craft and a handprint craft!
Use Play-Doh or modeling clay to make an eagle. I love this idea!
E is for Eagle
Have kids turn a capital E into an eagle! This post shows ideas for every letter — capital and lower case.
Torn Paper Eagle
This is similar to the tissue paper eagle from earlier, but you use torn pieces of paper to fill in the color. It is like a paper mosaic.
Bald Eagle Mask
Print out this free coloring page, color it and then cut it out to create an eagle mask. Or, there is also the option to color it online!
Paper Plate Flying Eagle
Create an eagle that you can make fly just like a paper airplane! You'll use a paper plate and a plastic spoon.
Shaving Cream Eagle
Create a patriotic shaving cream background for a paper bald eagle head. Don't forget the googly eye!
Popsicle Stick Eagle
Here is another popsicle stick eagle idea. It reminds me of the eagle on the Great Seal of the US!
4th of July Perler Beads
Does your child love perler beads? Of course they do! Get these pattern for a bald eagle (plus other patriotic patterns!).
Spoon Bald Eagle
A plastic spoon, paper, and pipe cleaners make up this eagle. I like that they painted the handle of the spoon brown and left the head white for the bald eagle!
Easy Origami Eagle
Learn how to make this easy version of an origami eagle. This is probably easier for older kids to try!
Bald Eagle Craft and Science Activity
Create and paint a bald eagle using newspaper and then brainstorm ways to make it fly.
Combine art and science with this craft. You will print, color and cut out the shapes and then create a simple circuit to light it up!
Use pipe cleaners and a pom pom to make your own eagle finger puppet! There are also instructions for making the Statue of Liberty and Uncle Sam.
Eagle Sponge Paint
Discuss negative space with kids while making this fun sponge painted eagle head. This version uses white paint, but you could make it any colors you like!
Get the free template, color it in, cut out the parts and then make your eagle's wings flap!
See how these teens made an eagle from plasticware! Save up your plastic cutlery after a party, wash them and then make this fun sculpture.
Pop Up Eagle
Older children can follow along with this step-by-step tutorial for making a pop up eagle card. It looks like the bird is taking flight when you open the card!
If you enjoyed these eagle crafts, you should check out these other fun patriotic crafts: