Paint the outside of your paper roll red and allow it to dry.
Fold one half of the top part of tube in.
Fold the other half in two overlapping sections, forming the cardinal's crest. Paint an orange diamond on the front for your beak.
Paint the cardinal's black face around the beak.
Use a thin permanent marker to form a line across the beak, use the end of a small paintbrush to add two white eyes and now you have your own cardinal!