Flirty Fun Flamingo


size: 5”x11”

Materials

  • Cardstock or construction paper: white, light pink, bright pink, light blue, bright blue
  • Black/white striped ribbon, 13” length
  • Pink chenille stems, two
  • Feathers: light pink, bright pink
  • Wiggle eye
  • Decorative-edge scissors
  • Hole punch
  • API Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate! Glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, black marker

Directions

  • 1. Print out pattern. Cut body from 5” folded pink paper square.
  • 2. For message inside body, cut body shape from 4” folded white paper square. Use decorative-edge scissors to trim message. Use black marker to write “YOU ARE SPECIAL” inside. Glue message inside folded body shape.
  • 3. Use black marker to draw outline on head and color beak. Glue beak and wiggle eye on head.
  • 4. Measure and cut one 4-1/2” length and two 6” lengths from pink chenille stem. Use hole punch to punch holes as indicated on body and head. Insert neck through hole on head; twist ends on back. Insert legs through holes on body; twist ends on back. Bend one leg upward.
  • 5. For tag, measure and cut 1”x2-1/2” white paper rectangle. Write “A big birdie told me” on tag. Punch hole on tag. Measure and cut 13” ribbon length. Insert ribbon end through hole; tie bow around neck.
  • 6. Glue feathers on front of body.
  • 7. For card backing, measure and cut 5”x11” lt. blue rectangle and 2”x5” bright blue rectangle (water). Use decorative-edge scissors to trim long edge of water. Glue water along bottom of rectangle. Glue flamingo on center of rectangle.
  • 8. Cut five tiny bright pink paper hearts. Glue hearts around flamingo.

by Mary Ayres

Pattern - Flirty Fun Flamingo

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