Saturday, February 1, 2014

Paper Birds

 I'm finding paper crafts to be addicting and even my kids can participate.  I've created a printable so that you can make the same birds!
I printed the above printable on brown card stock and cut the birds out given at the bottom of this page. I created 3 different style birds using different mediums. 

1) The blue birds were colored with a little rub of a blue oil pastel and I gave some birds a little red Faber Castell Gelato on their bellies. The beak was colored with an orange Faber Castell Gelato and the bird was sprayed with Bahama Blue Fireworks to give it that nice shiny Bahama blue color.

2) The red/white birds were colored with red Faber Castello Gelato on the belly and wings with orange on the beak and a spritz of Perfect Pearls Mists that created a "dazzling pearlescent shimmer" according to the bottle. HA! I love this stuff!! Its as good as its product description. 

3)I decided to leave some birds plain brown without a shine using striped scrapbook paper as the wings.

The wings of the birds were glued on with Elmer's glue. I always outline everything with Sharpie Marker, this time I used the color brown. The eyes were made with 
white and black Tulip Slick Paint. Remember to put the white on first and allow it to dry before putting on a dab of black. All of the materials can be found online or at your local craft store.

Give it a try and tell me how yours came out!!! 

Grade: A
Skill Level: Moderate
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Frustration Level: Low

Cost: $0 (I used the materials from the snowman project)
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