Robins are often associated with the holiday season, with their festive tuffs of red and knack for colder weather. They are easy to recreate by using paper, and their little red breasts make them super distinctive. Apply theses shapes to lots of different birds and you’ll have a full menagerie in no time.
In this easy-to-follow guide, make your own festive robin by cutting out a few simple shapes. The perfect paper-cutting project to do with children over the festive break.
Part of our 24 Days of Advent collection, inspiring ideas for the holiday season.
Clover Robin is a surface pattern designer, collage artist, and illustrator. She grew up in glorious Devon before training at and graduating from Leeds College of Art and Design in 2007, and then earning a master's degree from Central Saint Martins in 2009. Clover delights in nature and all things botanical, inspired by a childhood of woodland walks, countryside rambles, and fossil hunting by the sea. She is currently based in Greenwich, London, where all of her artwork is lovingly handcrafted and created. She is the illustrator of the books Cut Paper Pictures and Counting Birds.Clients include: Paul Smith, Mollie Makes, Samworth Brothers, Project Calm Magazine, Angel Cab, Otter Garden Centres, AB foods, Princeton Architectural Press, The National Trust, Little Tiger Books, Filbert Press, Quarto Books, Macmillan Publishing, and Almanac Cards.