DIY Squawking Crow Paper Craft
I find crows fascinating, so I wanted to make a small paper model of one. All you need is construction paper, scissors, and glue. It's made of beautiful curls and casts beautiful shadows.
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 1 crow
- black construction paper
- orange construction paper
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- Turn your paper sideways and use your ruler to mark at every inch.
- Cut into 1 inch wide strips.
- To make the crow's body, curl one strip of paper into itself. The curl should be about 1 inch wide.
- Dab a bit of glue to the top of the end of the strip.
- Hold curl down into place for 15 seconds.
- Add a bit of glue to the end of another strip.
- Tuck it right under the edge of the curl, glue facing down onto the paper below.
- Wrap it over the first curl, leaving some space between them. Glue into place under, as well.
- Do the same with a 3rd strip.
- Now trim the crow's tail so the top strip is short, 2nd is medium length, and 3rd is longest.
- Use your finger to curl the tail segments upwards.
- To make the crow's head, cut out a small rectangle of paper.
- Curl it up tight and glue to keep closed.
- Glue a slightly longer strip onto it.
- Curl the longer strip around it. Glue into place and use pressure from your pencil to hold it closed.
- Glue the head onto the body. Hold in place for 30 seconds.
- To make the beak, take a piece of orange paper and give it a trifold as if it were a book cover.
- Unfold it and cut out an elongated octagon that is 1 inch wide.
- Fold it into a beak.
- Use the "spine" of the beak to attach to the crow's head.
- To make the crow's feet, and to hold up the bird nicely in position, tightly roll a small strip of black paper. Glue right under where its tail begins.
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