Flying Bird Papercraft

This bird papercraft is so easy to make and you can adjust it to make particular birds or let your imagination run wild to create your own unique bird. 

What you will need
-Cardboard
-Paper
-String
-Glue
-Desired medium to decorate with
-Small hole punch (or something pointy to create a hole - I used one of my craft tools)
How to make it
  1. First, draw out a bird body on the cardboard. It doesn’t need to be perfect, the only part you want to rule straight is the back so the wings sit right on it when attached. Optional to you but I cut out tails separately and glued them on before decoration so the bird body was the same for them all. Once you’re happy with your birds body, cut it out and trace it on the cardboard for multiple birds. I added a crest onto the cockatoo one before cutting it out.
  2. For the wings, fold a piece of paper in half and draw your wing shape, cut it out and open - there’s your wing! Just trace that on more paper and cut out for multiple birds. Remember it doesn’t have to be perfect. 


  3. Make sure your tails are on and they are ready for decoration on both sides. After decoration you will need to prepare wings for attachment. 
  4. Wings folded, lift one wing up and fold leaving a space from then end, turn and repeat on the other side. 



  5. Now add glue inside those folds and press them onto the bird body.

  6. Next you will need to add two holes, the wings are a good guide for where to place them. We tried a bird with only one hole and it did not fly as well.

  7. Tie some string through the holes, one end on each side and this will also make it an easy handle to hold while flying it.