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This paper bird craft is both simple and easy to make and can be made using recycled materials. We really love crafts here at The Inspiration Edit and love to share fun tutorials which you can follow along to on your own or with the kids. 

Here is a DIY paper bird craft with a template that you can download for free and use with the kids in your class, at preschool or children in the home. 

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Paper Bird Craft Materials

These are the materials you will need to create your easy paper bird craft. 

  1. Cardstock Paper.
  2. Scissors.
  3. Quilling Paper or strips of coloured paper.
  4. Paper Glue.
  5. Markers and Pencils.
  6. Template

How To Make A Paper Bird

Step 1 Take some colourful quilling papers They must be slightly smaller/bigger than each other.

Then fold them in half.

Step 2: : Cut the bottom of the strips slightly diagonally.


Step 3: Now take the strips and glue one over another slightly diagonally.

Step 4: Glue 4 strips together.

Step 5: Make another similar piece, but make it a little bit bigger than the previous one.

Step 6: Use the template to cut out the birds body shape.


Step 7: Take the bigger piece of the glued paper strips and glue it on the bottom of the bird as the birds tail.


Step 8: Glue the smaller piece on the middle of the birds body as the wings and cut out the beak of the bird using the template.


Step 9: Glue the beak and the eyes from the template.

Your DIY paper Bird craft is ready. Enjoy! 

diy paper bird craft

Download your Free Paper Bird Template Here