First, fold your cardstock paper in half, lengthwise. Trace the bird body template on the folded edge of the cardstock and cut it out.
Slightly fold the bird body in half and use scissors to cut the slit shown in the template. Fold two pieces of color paper in an accordion fold.
Bend one of the papers in half. Bend the other paper in half and then cut it down the center to make two pieces. Push the first accordion folded paper through the slit in the bird body with the bend upward.
Spread the wings out. Staple the two tail wing sections to the end of the bird body. Cut out two triangles for a beak and glue them together on each side of the bird face.
Use the template to cut out two belly sections and glue them on each side of the bird. Finish your paper bird craft by adding eye stickers on the face of the bird.