I have been asked a lot how to make my 3D Macaw Parrot and I have finally have recreated the parts that you need in an outline format. I searched everywhere on the web and found some patterns but they didn’t replicate the parrot in its entirety. I have modified some paper sculptures to make it my own.
1. Get an image of the parrot that you want to make. Some of you may want to do the scarlet macaw that I have created or you may want to do another, like the blue macaw. The best place to research for images that I use is shutterstock. You don’t need buy a plan and as long as it is just for you then you are not using it commercially. Type in the word macaw and you have a beautiful arrange of images and photos to do with macaw. I usually take screen shots of the image. Of course you can also use google but I find its not quite as refined.
2. You need to find the right coloured card. As you can see in the photo I have picked a scarlet macaw and researched what colour goes with each of the different coloured feathers including the beaks. These coloured cards are scrap booking card at www.coredinations.com
- Night fall ~ Beak
- Vanilla Cream ~ Beak
- Blubelle ~ feathers
- Marine Blue ~ feathers
- Valentine ~ feathers
- Dandelion ~ feathers
- Quicksand ~ for the stand
- Silver ~ unfortuately I don’t have a label for the silver that I use but it’s heavier than the core colour card from coredinations so its probably closer to business card weight which 250 gsm.
3. Use the template to cut out the parts of the macaw in the appropriate colours. In the next part I will explain how to glue each part together.
If you would like me to give you the parts of the macaw in colour, please leave a comment.