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How to make paper hummingbird

how to make hummingbird with paper

Hummingbirds are fascinating birds, both by their small size and by their speed of movement.
We put a hummingbird feeder in our yard, but no birds have come yet. We may have to try another food mix. By the way, I will be glad to hear from you if you have any advice to attract these lovely birds in my yard.

While waiting to see real hummingbirds flying around the house, I made some paper hummingbirds to decorate inside.

It’s a lovely and easy craft to make. You can hang your paper birds on the window or attach several to make a mobile. Tell me, where would you like to display these cute paper hummingbirds?

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Materials you will need to make paper hummingbirds

The FREE hummingbird template is available in my resource library along with a bunch of other great prints and patterns. All you need to do is fill out the form and check your inbox for a welcome email with the password in. Click here to get in  >>>> FREE LIBRARY ACCESS

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paper hummingbird template

The first thing to do to make your hummingbird craft is to download and print the bird template.

Fold the paper sheet in the middle following the line and cut out the bird body and the wings.

I decided to paint them with watercolor, but you can use any technique you like: pencils, acrylic, brush pens, sharpies

I suggest you to use a thick drawing paper. If you don’t feel comfortable with all that artistic part or if you want to make the hummingbird craft with kids, you can just print the bird shapes on colored cardstock paper.

painted paper hummingbird template

I only used watercolors a few times, so I’m definitely not an expert. The last birds I painted turn out way better than the first…Let’s just say that learning is the essential unit of progress.

diy paper hummingbird template

Once the birds are painted and dry, or decorated as you like, cut a slit in the middle of the bird body following the rectangle mark. The easiest way to do it is by using a utility knife and a ruler.

assembled paper hummingbird

Fold the wing and slide it into the bird body.

glue the paper hummingbird

Put some glue inside the bird at the place of the head, beak, and on the wing base. Don’t glue together the lower part of the body or the tail.

make a paper hummingbird

 Fold the bird body, hold it with a paper clip and let it dries.

make a mobile with paper hummingbirds

 The last step is to pass a thread to hang your hummingbird. With a needle, pass a thread on each wing. Hold the thread on the wings with a dot of silicone glue.

crossed dowels to make mobile

If you want to hang your hummingbirds on a mobile, cut two dowels pieces of 12′ long. Attach them together with thread to make a cross shape. Hang birds at each end of the dowels and one in the cross. Add a threat from the cross center to hang your hummingbird mobile on the ceiling. And done!

I love the bird bright colors. It’s quite relaxing to look at them moving slowly with the air. I hope you like it and don’t hesitate to share your hummingbird art project in the comment section!

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flying diy paper hummingbirds


how to make paper hummingbird with free template


free template for paper hummingbird

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Thursday 30th of June 2022

Hi Amaryllis, Your paper hummers are really inspired but unfortunately I don't have a printer.

I always mix my own sugar water for my humming birds and they flock to it. I pour 1 cup of sugar in a quart jar and add boiling water to the top. Let it cool and then refrigerate.

Best, Ruth


Friday 1st of April 2022

Help! These look lovely but the link to the template just takes me to the library. When I try and search for this is just takes me back to the article.


Thursday 14th of April 2022

Hello Cat, You have to be a member (it´s free) to access the library. Just sign in and you will receive an email with the password to access the library, scroll down until you find the template or pattern you like.

Maria McCoy

Thursday 10th of May 2018

I collect hummingbirds, and truly am amazed how beautiful your creations are. I haven’t done anything like these and would love to. Thank you.


Monday 14th of May 2018

Hello Maria, I'm glad you like them...have fun making the mobile!


Wednesday 10th of June 2015

How did I miss this post, w when I was desperately trying to recreate the Spool-Birds for my bird-themed nursery? I was literally crying, because the birds looked like seals. (Also I was very pregnant.) This is so much better!

Ama Ryllis

Wednesday 10th of June 2015

Hi Dalia! I'm glad you like it! I hope it's still on time to finish the nursery!

Ann Martin

Tuesday 19th of May 2015

So lovely! But of course it is, because you designed it. :)

Ama Ryllis

Tuesday 19th of May 2015

Or maybe you like it because is made with paper? Thanks for this nice comment Ann!