Origami isn't the only way to create a paper bird. Whether it's the bird shown below, or this paper bird, with its feature folded wings, there are plenty of other ways for your children to create their own feathered friends with just a few pieces of paper.
Time: 10 minutes
Age: Any Age
Paper (2 colours)
Cut out a circle about nine centimetres in diameter using one piece of paper, and another circle around six centimetres in diameter with the other piece of paper. Cut out a small triangle for the bird's beak and a rectangle for the tail from the second piece too.
Fold the larger circle in half (so you know where the middle is) and glue the beak to the inside of one end of the fold and the rectangle to the other end. Make sure they stick out over the edge so you'll see them when the circle is folded up.
Turn the circle over and glue the smaller circle to the back, closer to the end with the tail.