How to make bird wings out of cardboard how to make bird wings out of cardboard Pull wings at top gently apart, forming half of ship. Right now, you paper will resemble a bird with both wings pointing directly upwards. Check out the exciting tutorials to make a suncatcher of your own at home. Start by printing your Bird template, then cut each element. Your whole index finger should fit inside snugly. Affix an eye. For example, you can try making the wings bigger, or smaller, to see what happens. Fold the top side the swan head sidein half, lengthwise, backward. Also try changing the dimensions of the flapping mechanism, or making new wings of your own design.