What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?
said David Attenborough, the famous English naturalist.
You have to admit, he’s right! The sight of a bird flying freely through the sky is something enrapturing, wherever in the world you may be.
That is why everyone loves spring – after the cold season, all the little birds learn to fly and the sky is dotted with these delightful creatures. Today, we’re going to make a little chirpy bird who doesn’t fly, but rocks! All you need for this Rocking Spring Bird Paper Craft is craft paper – so hurry and get crafting!
Rocking Spring Bird Paper Craft
This craft is great for school age kids, and this video will be helpful for them to understand it better. For more detailed instructions, read on!
- Craft Paper in different colors – Yellow, black, red
- Googly eyes
- White Chalk Marker
- Scissors and Glue
Watch the video –1. Start by cutting out a perfect circle from the yellow craft paper. This is going to be the ‘rocking’ part of the bird.
2. Cut out two smaller circles from black paper for the bird’s head.
3. Now cut out a long rectangle for the upper part of the bird’s body and two tear drop shapes for the wings. You also need a tiny triangle for the beak.
4. It’s time to assemble the rocker. Fold the yellow circle and the long black rectangle into halves as shown.
5. Stick the folded black rectangle on top of the fold of the yellow circle, letting about one third of the black part stick out. This part is the back of the bird, while the opposite end is the front.
6. Apply glue on either side of the black part at the front of the bird. Stick on the teardrop wings.
7. Repeat the steps above with the bird’s head, sticking it on either side. Stick on the beak in between the head circles.
8. Fold the back end of the bird upwards to resemble a tail.
9. Use white paint to add details to the wings and head. If you have googly eyes, stick them on, else you can simply paint them. As you can see, we’ve added a small crown on the head and used paint to add some detail to the body. You can use sharpies too.
Now all that’s left to do is give your birdie a gentle tap from one side and watch it rock to and fro, as if agreeing with you! Make a bunch of these in different colors and arrange them on your desk for a lovely spring theme decor. As Aesop said, “It’s not just fine feathers that make fine birds”. Of course not, it’s fine craft paper too!
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