Fan-wing Bird Craft

Even though there is still snow on the ground, the birds are coming back to the frigid Midwest.  I’m sure they aren’t thrilled to be here, neither am I.  But just seeing them makes me know that spring will soon be here.

Make these bright and colorful “flying” birds to decorate your classroom.

Click the image below to view or print the pattern for this craft.

Bird Craft

Craft Materials:  Bird pattern (printed on colored paper), scissors, paper punch, glue, string, and markers or rubber stamps


Age: 8 and up.  (The narrow fan fold and the paper curling can make this craft difficult for younger students.)


Time:  20 minutes


Skills:  Cutting, folding, paper curling, graphic design