Flirty Fun Flamingo

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

STEP 1

  • Print out pattern. Cut body from 5” folded pink paper square.

STEP 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.

STEP 3

  • Use black marker to draw outline on head and color beak. Glue beak and wiggle eye on head.

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 6

  • Glue feathers on front of body.

STEP 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.

STEP 8

  • Cut five tiny bright pink paper hearts. Glue hearts around flamingo.
by Mary Ayres

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/896/ffe21137-06de-497c-8d50-7d56555bb289.pdf



Flirty Fun Flamingo
Flirty Fun Flamingo You Are Special
You Are Special