How to Make Paper Sculpture Birds

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Today I have a fun craft for you.  I’m going to show you how to make a Paper Sculpture Bird.  When made correctly the birds are 3 dimensional and look so cool hanging from a ceiling.  These Paper Sculpture Birds can be used to decorate a classroom or  child’s bedroom.  A great number of birds and animals can be made by using this technique…. so feel free to use your imagination,  Grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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How to Make Paper Sculpture Birds



 

Materials Needed

8 1/2″ x 11″ typewriting or mimeograph paper

Scissors

Ruler

Pencil Paper punch

Thread

 

Step 1



8 1/2 x 11" typewriting paper is folded in half and a freehand cut is made to suggest the bird form.



8 1/2 x 11″ typewriting paper is folded in half and a freehand cut is made to suggest the bird form.



A paper punch is used to make the eyes.



A paper punch is used to make the eyes.


Step 2



Unfolding the paper reveals a symmetrical design.



Unfolding the paper reveals a symmetrical design.

 

Step 3



Using a ruler as a straight edge, fold upward the wings of the bird at points "A''.



Using a ruler as a straight edge, fold upward the wings of the bird at points “A”.

 

Step 4



draw two triangular peaks lightly with pencil as shown in Figure 4



In making the pleat, draw two triangular peaks lightly with pencil as shown in Figure 4. Carefully fold the pleats down; this will bring the tail of the bird up.

 

Step 5



The wing tips are curled by rolling them tightly around a pencil.



The wing tips are curled by rolling them tightly around a pencil.

 

Step 6



In Figure 6 another pleat is made at the neck; and the bird is suspended from the ceiling with thread.



In Figure 6 another pleat is made at the neck; and the bird is suspended from the ceiling with thread.

And, there you have it…..you just finished making a Paper Sculpture Bird.  This Paper Sculpture Bird would look so cool hanging from your bedroom ceiling.  Where are you going to hang your bird?

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