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Flock of Birds

Designer: Jasmine Burgess
birds, card, craft, paper, papercraft, pastels,

Shape a flock of birds and position them in a cluster for theatrical effect

What you need...
  • Card, coloured, A4
  • Ribbons
  • Scalpel
  • Punch, hole
  1. Create a bird template and cut out from coloured card for the main section of the body. Make a slit on the top of the back, nearly halfway along. Ensure the cut is at a slight angle away from the bird’s head.

  2. Cut out wings and make a small slit in the middle of them, taking care not to cut all the way through. Slot the wings into the slit on the back of the body.

  3. Gently fold back the wings to give a sense of movement and create a more dimensional effect. When positioning the figure, use the wings to perch the bird up at an angle. If you want to hang them or use them as gift tags, punch a hole in the back and tie with ribbon.

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