Bird Template for Rene Magritte Bird Art Project

Let the kids creativity shine using our Bird Template to create a bird art project inspired by Rene Magritte's Sky Bird

Bird Template for Rene Magritte Bird Art Project

Today we are sharing a super-easy bird art project inspired by Rene Magritte's stunning image, 'The Sky Bird'.  

Using everyday items that you have around the house and our bird template, this art project is hassle-free and it can be put together in no time. 

You can get our Rene Magritte for Kids art pack for the bird template, printable directions, further ideas and a biography or scroll down to the end for the free bird printable. 

Who is Rene Magritte?

Rene Magritte was a Belgian artist who became very well known for his surrealist images. He had a successful career in advertising as a graphic designer but it was his unique and thought-provoking paintings that made him a household name.

His images explored the meaning of symbols and prefixed ideas about ordinary objects. The strange placement of common objects and unusual compositions in his paintings became his signature.

In his famous painting  'The Sky Bird'  Magritte's genius as both a technical expert and ad-man is on full display. So much so, that this painting later became the emblem of the Belgian airline 'Sabena'.

We took inspiration from this painting and created a kid-friendly art project. Read on to learn how!

Don't forget to take a look at our awesome series exploring famous artists for kids.

Rene Magritte Bird Template & Art Project

Rene Magritte Bird Art Project for Kids

Bird art project using bird template - Supplies:

  • White art paper
  • Blue cardstock
  • Bird template
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Blue paint
  • Sponge

How to use your bird template to create a Rene Magritte inspired bird art project

STEP 1: Download and print bird template

Start by grabbing our free printable bird template (scroll down below and download it). Print out the bird template.

bird template

STEP 1: Download and print bird template

Use the bird template to cut out the bird shape in the centre of a piece of light blue card. Keep this cutout aside for later. 

cut bird template printable

bird outline template

STEP 2: Paint the sky.

Taking your blue paint, start painting the sky in the middle of your white art paper using a sponge painting technique. Using various different shades of blue paint simply dab the paint onto your paper in small, gentle pats using a small sponge. Let it dry for a bit.

sponge painting sky

sponge painting sky for bird art project

STEP 4: Complete your Rene Magritte Bird art project.

Take the bird shaped card stock and add glue to the back around the edges. Then place it on top of the blue sky you've just painted. Press to secure in place. 

Rene Magritte Bird

And there you go, easy-peasy! Your Sky Bird craft is complete! My kids loved making this Rene Magritte inspire bird art project, they especially loved the painting with the cotton sponge, it was so fun!

Rene Magritte bird craft for kids


To download this Rene Magritte bird art project template for free click on the link below and use the discount code:bird. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

simple bird template

We hope that your find the bird template useful and that you enjoy making your own Rene Magritte bird art project. 

Bird template for bird art project. Easy bird craft. Rene Magritte for kids.

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