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
- 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.