Originally published on robives.com I hope you will enjoy these simple-to-make paper birds which will to brighten up any house or work desk. The parts are available at the link above for everybody to download for free.
There are loads of other projects on my website many of them are free for everybody. Becoming a member gives you access to the rest of the files. Included in the Paper Bird parts file is a special discount code that gives you 10% discount on standard membership and 20% discount on membership plus for robives.com. The special offer is valid for use until the end of August 2014.
Print out the parts onto thin card. 230 micron / 67lb is ideal. Score the dotted and dashed lines and cut along the solid lines before carefully cutting out the parts.
To make the bird extra colourful, print it out twice onto complementary coloured card. Cut out both sets of parts then use the legs, feet and beak from one colour and the remaining parts from the other colour. Once you are done you can make a matching, complementary bird with the remaining set of parts.