Thursday, April 2, 2020

Easy and Lovely Paper Strip Birds

Lately, I've been thinking of that Emily Dickinson quote, "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all." 

These past weeks, I've felt moments of sadness, cabin fever, fear, joy, frustration, and also hope. (Oftentimes, all in the same day!) One of the good things about staying home is that the boys and I get a chance to craft and play more. It's nice having more relaxed schedules.  

Inspired by Emily Dickinson and Embossing Bird's gorgeous IG feed, the kids and I took some strips of paper and folded them into a lovely flock of colorful birds. Here's how we made these cute crafts!

How to Make Super Easy Paper Strip Birds

How to make paper strip birds- fun and easy spring folding craft to make with kids


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1. Grap a strip of colored paper. (We just used our star stip paper.)

How to make paper strip birds- fun and easy spring folding craft to make with kids

2. Tie the paper into a knot.

How to make paper strip birds- fun and easy spring folding craft to make with kids

3. Cut both ends of your strip to create a tail and a face.

How to make paper strip birds- fun and easy spring folding craft to make with kids

4. Then, draw a face.

How to make paper strip birds- fun and easy spring folding craft to make with kids

My preschooler wanted a whole bunch of birds, so I made him his own bird army. He dotted on the eyes.

My 3rd grader wanted to make 2 color birds, so he used 2 strips of paper instead of one. Then he folded them into a knot and cut out tails and heads.

How to make paper strip birds- fun and easy spring folding craft to make with kids

Here are his birds:

It's so funny to craft with him. He really likes orderly crafts and I kinda just wing things.... *pun intended!*
How to make paper strip birds- fun and easy spring folding craft to make with kids

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:) I hope this post finds you well. And I hope that even in these difficult times you still find some small moments that bring you joy.

Let's keep hoping together, shall we?

Happy crafting, friends!


How to make paper strip birds- fun and easy spring folding craft to make with kids


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