I have had MANY requests to do a "how to" post on my flock of
What you will need:
The pattern (provided below)
Poster putty or something else to stick the birds to the walls
Total project takes less than an hour and costs less than $20!
For paper, I used K&Company Paper. It was nice and heavy, double-sided and worked great. They offer tons of different colors and patterns. You can find it very cheap here.
OK, first things first, the pattern. Here it is:
Bird Mass Production
Now that you have the pattern, it is time to mass produce these puppies. I took my scrap paper and folded it in half so I could kill two birds with one
|Example of where to fold on the 12 x 12 paper.|
|Look! It's a sailboat!|
Once your paper is folded in half, place your pattern on it and trace around it.
|Now you see it...|
|Now you don't...|
Now that you have the pattern marked on your paper, make sure that both sheets are even and cut around the pattern.
|Tra la la...cutting paper.|
Once you are finished cutting, you will have two birds. Repeat this step until you have enough birds to fill the space you are looking to fill. I used most of my pad, minus the paper I used for a project in my son's room.
|Yay! Two birds!|
Let 'em Fly!
Now that you have your birds, you need to fold them all to give them a 3D effect. Simply lay them down flat and bend up each of the wings.
Now it is time to let these colorful feathered friends fly. I used poster putty to stick mine to the wall, but you could use tape or whatever else tickles your fancy. You can do them in a flock like I did or just scatter them about. You could also draw a tree on your wall and let them hang out in it. Whatevs! Have fun with them!
Though I did this in birds, you could easily do this with bugs, pterodactyls, etc. To make a perfect pattern, I actually drew half of the bird on a piece of paper that I had folded in half, so when I cut, I had two perfectly equal sides--kind of like making a snowflake.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!