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This is an easy to make one piece bird ornament.
 
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Step 1:

Materials Needed

8.5 by 11 inch card stock

Tools Needed

Printer
scissors
craft knife
cutting mat
the two pdf files that are attached
Dove1.pdf224 KB
Dove3.pdf291 KB

Step 2:

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Print the pdf files to the card stock.
The Dove1.pdf is one large pattern per sheet
and the Dove3.pdf is three smaller patterns per sheet

Cut out the bird using scissors or craft knife on a cutting mat.
Use the craft knife to cut slits on the two lines on the body of the bird.
You can either use a small hole punch to make holes for the two eyes
or just make them black with a pen.
The two marks close to the center are for the hanger, I usually wait to make this hole last.
Fold the bird in half along its back.

Step 3:

Open the folded bird enough to take the tip of a wing and bring it to the inside and back out through the slit in the body.
In the second image you can see that the wing is folded down flat.  The angle of this fold will determine the angle of the wing to the body.  I have folded part of the body over at the front edge, this gives a wing that the front edge is about perpendicular to the body when finished.  Try different angles to get the look you like.
Fold the second wing the same way you did the first.
nahmad5 made it!9 months ago

We have made 75 birds using your PDF. We have used A3 size paper. It was simple and easy to do. 100 guest of our party Enjoyed the bird.

Thank You.

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