Step 1: What You'll Need
Adhesive black plastic foil
Adhesive transparent plastic foil
You can draw the Bird or you can print a picture you have or found.
You can use any adhesive foil - the color does not matter - I most of the time use black for nice contrast. If you can find transparent foil that is not too adhesive, take it. We use it as a carrier film for the finished bird and it helps if it does not stick too much.
Step 3: Tape foil to mat, add Bird on top
Crop the Bird to what you need and put it on top.
Tape the Bird to the mat too.
Tape it on every edge at least. When cutting out the Bird you will turn the mat a couple of times and the better it is fixed, the easier the cutting will be.
Step 4: Cut the Bird!
Also make sure you don't forget to cut any edge that makes out the Bird!