Step by step 3D bird

Difficulty Level: Advanced
Approximate Time To Finish: 8.5 to 9.5 hours
If you are cutting your own paper to size, probably closer to 9.5-10 hours.
Tools & Materials:
1. 428 sheets of paper, 4 cm x 7cm (368 Blue, 59 White, 1 Yellow)
2. 1 sheet of white card stock (eyes)
3. 1 sheet of black card stock (eyes)
4. 1 sheet of light blue card stock (wings)
5. Craft glue
6. 6 binder clips
7. Glue gun & sticks
8. Scissors



A piece of 4 cm x 7cm paper
 1. Create 428 units (368 Blue, 59 White, 1 Yellow)
a. Fold 4 cm x 7 cm sheet in half, lengthwise
b. Fold in half again
c. Open unit
d. Fold flaps diagonally to center crease
e. Flip over
f. Fold diagonally to center crease
g. Fold flaps down
h. Fold in half
2. Construction of Row 0…………………………
a. Glue 5 blue units at the tips only, all facing the same way
b. Secure with clips for drying
c. Repeat Steps 2a-2b in groups of 3-5 (create 5 sets of 5, and 1 set of 3 = 28 total units)
d. Remove clips after drying
e. Glue all 28 units together, at the tips only
f. Secure with clips for drying
g. Remove clips after drying
(ROW 0 IS COMPLETE. Additional rows will be counted as 1, 2, 3, etc. from bottom to top)
 3. Construction of Row 1………………………….
a. Slip 1 white over 2 blues from row 0
(In other words: White should be in between 2 blues)
b. Add additional units next to one another
c. Continue with 10 whites, 18 blues
4. Row 2: 9 whites, 19 blues………………………….
5. Row 3: 10 whites, 18 blues
6. Row 4: 9 whites, 19 blues
7. After Row 4 (with bottom view facing you), shape unit by gently squeezing downward
8. Row 5: 8 whites, 20 blues………………………….
9. Row 6: 7 whites, 21 blues
10. Row 7: 6 whites, 22 blues
11. Row 8: 0 whites, 28 blues
12. Row 9 (bird’s neck): Put all units on backwards. 28 blues
 13. Rows 10-15: 28 blues in each row (units face forward)
BODY IS COMPLETE
 14. To Assemble Hair: 4 blues (from bottom to top: 1, 2, 1)
Place at top-center of head (in between 2 units). Use glue if necessary.
15. To Assemble Tail: 3 blues (2, 1)……………..
Place at bottom-center. Use glue if necessary. Spread tail out.
 16. To Assemble Nose: 1 yellow………………….
Place at center of face into two openings. Use glue if necessary.
















17. To Create Eyes: Design, draw, and cut out eyes. Use glue gun to attach to face.
YOU’RE DONE! Tweet! Tweet! :-)