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Paper Craft Roosters

My favorite paper crafts for kids involve making something three dimensional. Learning how to cut and bend so things stand up is a valuable skill.

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This idea comes from a French website, Zaubette. I simplified some of the shapes, but the brilliant originality must be credited to them. I just love the way they made the open beak/mouth. It’s simple but adds so much personality.


  • Cardstock paper, assorted colors, 8.5″ x 11″
  • Poster board for templates
  • Paper cutter
  • Circle punch, 1″
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Glue stick
  • Stickers, office store variety


  1. PREP: Make templates out of posterboard. You will need a Cone, Head/Feet and Wing. Pre cut 1/2″ slivers of paper for the legs. Pre cut lots of white circles for eyes.
  2. Students choose a sheet of card stock for their main body color. They trace a cone and two wings and cut out.
  3. Students use office supply stickers to make lots of spots on their rooster.
  4. An adult shapes the cone and staples it in place.
  5. Students glue on their wings.
  6. Students make legs from folding strips of paper and gluing feet to the bottom. They are glued to the cone.
  7. A red comb is made with the Head/Feet template. It is glued to the top.
  8. Eyes get black centers from a marker and are glued to the face.
  9. The beak is a tall rectangle shape with a pointy top and bottom. It is cut and folded and glued in place.



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