How to Make a Paper Toucan Beak

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Toucans are one of the better-known jungle birds.
Toucans are one of the better-known jungle birds. (Image: Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Toucans are tropical birds known for their large, brightly colored beaks. After making paper toucan beaks with kids, you can attach the beak to a flat mask or a pair of sunglasses to create a toucan mask, attach it to a bulletin board or use it to finish a paper cutout or model of a toucan.

Things You'll Need

  • Scissors
  • Construction paper (black, blue, red, yellow, green)
  • Glue

Cut the silhouette of a toucan beak out of black construction paper by cutting a long rectangle, then trimming one corner off with a curved cut.

You can use this stylized toucan beak as a guide for the cutout's shape.
You can use this stylized toucan beak as a guide for the cutout's shape. (Image: Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Cut strips of blue, green, red and yellow construction paper 1 inch wide and as long as the beak is wide.

Glue the stripes side by side onto the black silhouette to decorate the beak. If desired, you can tear the strips into smaller pieces or different shapes and create your own arrangement of colors instead of making stripes.

Repeat Steps 1-3 and glue the two sides together, leaving the opening of the beak unglued.

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