Sparkling Bird Ornaments

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I first saw these sparkling birds in the Dec. 05 issue of the Pack-O-Fun magazine. I have received written permission to share the patterns on this website. I made some of them with construction paper and think they are really cute.  I’ve also made some with old greeting cards that I think are very nice also. These are so easy to make that you could make a tree full if you wanted to. When using the greeting cards I covered the top of the wings–I’ve included a pattern, and then glued the hanging loop on the outside. This is optional.



  • Colored construction paper, cardstock or greeting cards
  • Bird (Pattern)
  • Bird beak (Pattern)
  • Greeting card top of wing (Pattern) (optional)
  • Feathers
  • Black Sharpie
  • White glue
  • Glitter or glitter glue
  • Ribbon or gold thread
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue stick


  1. Make copies of bird bodies on colored construction paper or cardstock. Or if using greeting cards, make a pattern from cardboard and trace the pattern on the greeting card.
  2. Cut out two bird bodies and a beak. Cut the slits in the body. On the larger section of the bird body, tape a feather about an inch down from one of the points. On the same section, tape the beak about one half inch down from the opposite point. Tape a loop of ribbon or thread in the center of the back—-where the wings fold down.
  3. Spread glue on the second bird body, the large section only, and place it to cover the taped area of the first section.
  4. Draw an eye on both sides with the black Sharpie.
  5. Decorate with glitter.

“Project originally published in the December 2005 issue of Pack-o-Fun magazine. Copyright Amos Press, inc.”

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