Four Curly Birds




On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me …. Four Curly Birds.

Fun, feathery, fancy, frolicsome birds fashionably festooning the festive fir.

I used an idea I found on Spoonful.com, so you might want to pop over there to see how they made curly birds.  Hurry back.

Oh, good.  I’m glad you returned.

What you need:

  • Card stock, reversible wrapping paper or scrapbook paper
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • Tacky glue
  • Clothespin or ornament clip
  • Toothpick
  • Pencil

Directions:

  • For each bird, measure and cut strips of paper as follows:

Body: 5 (1-inch-wide) strips, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 inches long

Head: 2 (1-inch-wide) strips – 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 inches long

Tail: 3 (1/2-inch-wide) strips – 9 inches long

Beak: 1 (1-inch-wide) strip – 2 inches long – (yellow or orange)

Eyes: 1 (1-inch-wide) strip – 1 1/2 inches long – (black or dark brown)

  • Roll the body strips into circles.  Overlap the ends about 1/4 inch, and secure with tacky glue.

  • Nest the circles and glue them together.   

 

  • Do the same with the head strips using clothespins (if you have them) to held everything together while it dries.


  • Glue the head to the body.

 

  • Curl each of the tail strips around a pencil and then glue two tail sections curling towards the body and one tail section curling down.
  • Cut a beak from the orange/yellow paper.
  • Glue the beak to the head.

 

  • Roll the black paper around a toothpick and secure.
  • Glue the rolled paper to the inside the first ring of the head of the bird.

  • If you wish, glue your curly bird to a clothespin so it can be secured on the branch of your Christmas Tree.


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