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Project #116

Time: 2 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Permanent Marker
9x12" White Drawing Paper
Decorator's Tooling Foil
Tooling Foil Liner Tool
Acrylic Paints
Glue (optional)
Hole Punch
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Create your own bird using tooling foil! This project also has an instructional video available!


  • Step 1
    Draw bird design on a sheet of drawing paper. You can use our template if desired: Bird Template
  • Step 2
    On a piece of tooling foil, use the liner tool to trace over the bird design to scribe it onto the foil.
  • Step 3
    Use the tool to emboss feathers and additional details on the bird design.
  • Step 4
    Use scissors to cut around the bird design.
  • Step 5
    Fold and crimp the parts of the bird together. You can also use a fast-setting glue or epoxy to attach the pieces.
  • Step 6
    Paint the bird with acrylic paint. Find the balance point, then punch a hole and string for hanging.

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