Cordel Toucan Booklet

By  Mary Ayres 

size: 5-1/2"x8-1/2"

  • Cordel Toucan Booklet
  • Closeup View


  • Construction paper, 8-1/2”x11”, in bright colors of choice
  • Thick craft foam (1/4” thick), 5-1/2”x8-1/2”
  • Craft foam (1/8” thick), 9”x12”
  • Black ink pad


  • API Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate! Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Newspaper (to cover work surface)

Pattern - Cordel Toucan Booklet

  • 1. Print and cut out pattern. Cut out square. Cut out shapes that are dotted (beak, eye, top of body, bottom of body, branches on sides of body), for stamp shapes.
  • 2. Trace dotted pattern pieces on 1/8"-thick craft foam with dotted side of pattern pieces facing up. Cut out pattern pieces.
  • 3. Measure and cut 5-1/2"x8-1/2" rectangle from 1/4"-thick craft foam. Glue pattern pieces on rectangle, creating toucan stamp. Let dry.
  • 4. For booklet cover, measure and cut 8-1/2"x11" construction paper rectangle. Fold rectangle in half forming 5-1/2"x8-1/2" booklet.
  • 5. On covered work surface, position toucan stamp facing up. Use black ink pad to blot raised areas on toucan stamp with ink. Stamp front of booklet.
  • 6. Repeat process stamping different colored papers with toucan stamp.
  • Tip
  • 1. For a perfect eye circle, use 1/4" hole punch.