Garden birds make

Charming creatures are created from cardboard and flowers which appear perfectly at home amid the greenery

Garden Birds

by Landscape |

On a summer afternoon, fun can be had making these charming birds decorated with leaves and colourful garden flowers.

Using simple cardboard shapes, they are easy to make, requiring just a few dabs of paint and household sundries to add the final features.

A posy of dainty blooms and leaves for natural texture are gathered and used to adorn the tiny models, creating a reminder of sunny days spent outside.

Materials

Plain and black cardboard

Flowers and leaves

Pencil

Scissors

Glue, such as PVA craft glue

Matchsticks

Small paintbrush

Pink paint

String

HOW TO MAKE

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Step 1

A simple simple bird shape, with a round head and leaf-shaped body, is drawn on a piece of cardboard and cut out. This can be used as a template for more birds.

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Fluffy black-faced sheep with a thick coat of daisies and clover; endearing baby mice with pink heads, clover bodies and a string tail.

Garden Friends

Photography: Richard Faulks

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