Make a bird out of a toilet roll

You can easily have a creative workshop at home at the kitchen table - see here how.

Fugle lavet af toiletruller og papir
Photo: Det Kgl. Bibliotek

Let's take a closer look at the beautiful birds from the giant work Birds of America. Did you know that this book is almost a meter high? Inspired by the beautiful birds, you can build your own bird from a toilet roll. Try to take a closer look at the pictures. Maybe you can be inspired as to what colours or feathers your own bird should have. 

Birds

Tegnede fugle

Photo: John James Audubon

Tegnede fugle

Photo: John James Audubon

You need

  • A toilet roll
  • Paper, a newspaper, gift wrap, napkins or anything else you can paste around the toilet roll
  • Glue stick or other glue
  • Markers, crayons and other drawing tools

How to do it

Cut paper so that it can be rolled around the toilet roll. Glue the paper to the toilet roll.

En hånd ruller i en toiletrulle over papir

Photo: Det Kgl. Bibliotek

Draw the eyes and beak of the bird. You can put the glue stick on the paper and draw around it, then you get a pair of round eyes.

Then cut out two squares and fold them like wings.

Papir og en saks og en hånd, der folder papir

Photo: Det Kgl. Bibliotek

Glue eyes, beak and wings to the toilet roll.

En fugl lavet af en toiletrulle og grønt papir

Photo: Det Kgl. Bibliotek

Share your artwork

We would very much like to see your works of art. If you want to share them with us and others, take a picture of them and post them on Instagram with #detkreativebibliotek and #detkglbibliotek.