How to Make a Flying Bird Decoration

Today I’m going to show you how to make a flying bird decoration.  When made correctly this bird will flap his wings with just a bit of movement of the string.  Crafters of all ages will enjoy making this craft…. even the youngest.  We provide many templates that you can choose from to make this flying bird.  You can choose one of the colored templates or you can print off the black & white template and color the bird yourself.  The choice is yours.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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How to Make a Flying Bird Decoration


Materials Needed

Printer & Paper


Glue or Tape


Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils (optional)


Click on template images below to make larger and to print.

Black & White Template

flying bird black & white template


Aqua template

flying bird aqua template


Blue Template

flying bird blue template


Red template

flying bird red template


Yellow template

flying bird yellow template


Step 1

Print template.

Print template.


Step 2

color in your bird and wings

If you printed the black & white template…. color in your bird and wings.


Step 3

Cut out wings and bird.

Cut out wings and bird.


Step 4

Fold wings in middle.

Fold wings in middle.


Step 5

Glue or tape wings on bird's body cut-out.

Glue or tape wings on bird’s body cut-out.


Step 6

Fasten string to bird.

Fasten string to bird.  Raise string up and down and bird will flap wings.

And, that’s it… you just finished making your flying bird decoration.  Isn’t it cool with just raising your string up and down you can make the bird appear as if he is flying.  Enjoy playing with your flying bird.

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