How to Quill a Bird

by Tracie Ingram

Supplies

  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Glue/tape
  • Stapler
  • Toothpick
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Optional: clothespin
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather Materials

    Step 2

    Measure and cut out the card stock, body: 5 ( 1-inch-wide) strips, 3,4,5,6,& 7 inches long

    Step 3

    Roll the body parts into circles, overlap their ends about 1/4 an inch

    Step 4

    Secure with tape

    Step 5

    Pinch together

    Step 6

    Secure with tape

    Step 7

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

    Step 8

    Do the same as the head: roll, tape, pinch, & tape, again.

    Step 9

    Tail: 5 (1 1/2- inch-wide) strips, 2,3,4,5 & 6 inches long

    Step 10

    Curl the ends of the tail pieces with a pencil

    Step 11

    Lay them together and staple

    Step 12

    Tape/glue the body to the tail. TIP: If it's to flimsy, add extra glue/tape

    Step 13

    Under the tail pieces use little tape pockets to make it less flimsy

    Step 14

    Beak: 1( 1 - by 2- inch) strip

    Step 15

    Fold the beak part in half and draw a beak on it as shown

    Step 16

    Cut out the beak

    Step 17

    Fold back the tabs

    Step 18

    Attach the beak to the head with little tape pockets

    Step 19

    Eyes: 1 by 1 1/2 inch strip

    Step 20

    Roll the eye piece on the toothpick, then secure it with tape

    Step 21

    Shove the black piece in between the two head circles with a tape pocket on it

    Step 22

    If you want to make the eye pieces smaller, trim it

    Step 23

    Tape the head on