This instructable will give you the step by step to create your swan out of paper using cheap and easy to use materials.  Your swan could be used to illustrate a character from literature, TV, movies and games.

This is a easy and cheap creation to add to any classroom lesson.  Anyone younger than first grade will need more than one day of work, and pre-cut items might be helpful.  Anyone younger than 2th grade you may want to break the lesson up.  Do not fear, any K-12 grade level can be successful with this, you just might need to modify what steps they do.  Pre-cutting templates for instance might be helpful.  Working in small groups may be a good idea.  You name it modifications can be made and I'm more than happy to help you come up with those modification. :)

Please see my other paper craft instructables for other ideas as well:

Goldie Locks (Little Girl) Paper Craft (Easy)
Pirate Paper Craft (EASY)
The Muffin Man or Chef Paper Craft (EASY)
Airplane Paper Craft

Lesson Ideas:

Geography (where folk/fairy tale originated from, where they were written...learning the continents, oceans)

Learning about birds and migration

Following basic directions

Following a pattern

Learning how to write expository text, narrative, instructional text

Art lesson for any season

Puppet theater

Learning new key words (these can very from lesson to lesson)


I'd love to hear any ideas you might have for lessons!

Step 1: Materials Needed

Materials needed:

Paper (Construction Recommended)
Glue (Elmers)

Materials Recommended But Not needed:

Paper Clips
Permanent Marker (many colors or one)
Hole Punch
White Out
Tooth Pick
Exact Knife

Paper is not the only way this gal could be made, some other thoughts on what you could create this guy out of are listed below:

Paper mache
You name it you could likely use it!
nice one too
ur welcome!!!!!!!!!! :)
Very cute! Seems very easy to make too - thanks for including a pattern!
Thanks! It is very easy to make, just follow the instructions. I went a little willy nilly and didn't follow my own instructions. It still came out alright, but it might have looked better if I had. :) Very easy project for little fingers. Enjoy!

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