Bird Crafts

Flapping Bird Craft

Time flies when you're making the flapping bird craft. This bird craft project is so much fun, you'll want to make a whole flock of them. You can make a dove, flamingo, eagle, parrot -- or any bird you might fancy.

What You'll Need:

  • Foam core board
  • Pencil
  • Craft knife
  • Markers
  • Ruler
  • Nylon fishing line
  • Blunt scissors
  • 12-inch dowel
  • Small bead

How to do the flapping bird craft:

Step 1: Draw a bird body and two wings on the foam core board. Cut out the pieces with a craft knife.

Step 2: Color the foam pieces with markers to make a dove, flamingo, eagle, or parrot.

Step 3: Poke two holes in the side of the bird body. Poke two holes at the end of each wing, the same width apart as the two holes on the bird body. Poke two more holes about 1/3 of the way down each wing.

Step 4: To connect the wings to the body, thread a piece of fishing line through one end hole of one wing. Continue threading the fishing line through one hole on the bird body and on through to an end hole on the other wing.

Step 5: Bring the ends of the fishing line together and tie a knot. Repeat for the other end hole on the wings.

Step 6: Thread a piece of fishing line through each wing hole, and knot the end. Tie the other ends of each fishing line to the dowel. To hang the bird, tie a line from one end of the dowel to the other.

Step 7: To make the pull string, poke a small hole at the bottom of the bird body. Cut a 10-inch piece of fishing line. Thread it through the bottom hole. Thread a small bead on the end of the line. Tie a knot under the bead to secure it. Pull the line to flap the wings.

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