Feather your nest with these colorful birds made from loops of paper.
First, use this guide to measure and cut the card stock strips you'll need for each bird:
Body: 5 (1-inch-wide) strips, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 inches long
Head: 2 (1-inch-wide) strips, 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 inches long
Tail: 5 (1 1/2-inch-wide) strips, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 inches long
Beak: 1 (1- by 2-inch) strip
Eyes: 1 (1- by 1 1/2-inch) strip
Roll the body strips into circles, overlap their ends about 1/4 inch, and secure with tacky glue.
Nest the circles and glue them together. Tip: Use a clothespin to hold the pieces until the glue dries. Do the same with the head strips, then glue the head to the body.
Trim the tail strips into long triangles, then curl them a bit before gluing them together. Glue the tail to the body.
Fold the beak rectangle in half, then cut off the two folded corners at an angle, as shown. Fold in the tabs and glue them to the bird's head.
Roll the eye piece around a toothpick to form a small tube. Secure the tube with a thin line of glue, then glue it in place.