I first saw these sparkling birds in the Dec. â€™05 issue of the Pack-O-Fun magazine.Â I have received Â written permission to share the patterns on this website.Â Â IÂ made some of them with construction paper andÂ think they areÂ really cute.Â Iâ€™ve alsoÂ made some with old greeting cards that I think are very nice also.Â These are so easy to make that you could make a tree full if you wanted to.Â When using the greeting cards I covered the top of the wings–I’ve included a pattern,Â and then glued the hanging loop on the outside.Â This is optional.
- Colored construction paper, cardstock or greeting cards
- Bird (Pattern)
- Bird beak (Pattern)
- Greeting card top of wing (Pattern) (optional)
- Black Sharpie
- White glue
- Glitter or glitter glue
- Ribbon or gold thread
- Glue stick
- Make copies of birdÂ bodies on coloredÂ construction paper orÂ cardstock.Â Or if using greeting cards, make aÂ pattern from cardboard and trace the pattern on the greeting card.
- Cut outÂ two bird bodies and a beak.Â Cut the slits in the body.Â On the larger section of the bird body, tape a feather Â about an inch down from one of the points.Â On the same section,Â Â tape the beak about one half inch down from the opposite point.Â Â Tape a loop of ribbon or thread in the center of the back—-where the wings fold down.
- Spread glue on theÂ secondÂ Â bird body, the large section only, Â andÂ place itÂ to cover theÂ taped area of the first section.
- Draw an eye on both sides with the black Sharpie.
- Decorate with glitter.
“Project originally published in the December 2005 issue of Pack-o-Fun magazine. Copyright Amos Press, inc.”
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