Construction Paper Ostrich

I had some random black scraps on my desk and they reminded me of an ostrich. So naturally, I added legs, neck, and a head to make an ostrich for all of you who desperately need a fresh craft idea for O Week. You're welcome. 

Construction Paper Ostrich


  • construction paper (black, pink)
  • scissors
  • craft glue
  • white feather
  • black pen


Cut an oval body, a pair of wings, and a triangular beak from the black construction paper. Cut a pair of legs, a neck, and a head from the pink. Use the pen to add eyes. You'll want to trim the feet so there are two toes, which I did after assembling the ostrich. (Fun fact - ostriches are the only birds with two toes! All others have three or four.

Glue the body parts together. 

Snip a white feather in half and glue it so that the tufts stick out above and below the body. Glue your finished ostrich to background paper.

By the way, one of the coolest things I've ever done was feed ostriches in Aruba. That's me behind all those ostrich necks. 

Here's Trevor. He wisely held the bowl of food lower than I did. 

Here's an ostrich that felt like we hadn't fed them enough. 

If you ever get the chance, feed an ostrich. 


  1. Random Black Scraps reminds you of an ostrich?!Yup, you're "a creative", LOL! Your project is cute, love his little knobby knees. And I am "ooh-ing and ahh-ing" over your ostrich photos! Love that guy at the end!!

  2. Tooooooooooo cute!!! And you know we have ostrich farms out here too!!!! :)


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