Jodi Levine (@supermakeit)
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Using one sheet of colored paper, cut a small triangle for the beak and fold it in half. Cut a waddle shape out of a different colored paper. Cut a strip of paper out of a third sheet of colored paper and stamp or draw on a name. Use the scissors to cut v-notches at both ends to create a banner.
Make ½ folds along the long side of the fourth sheet of colored paper. Use a little glue at the very bottom of the pleats, on both sides, pinch it together to create a fan shape, and clip the end together with the clothespin to hold it while it dries. Glue the name banner to the tail.
Glue the beak into the pinecone, tucking it in between the scales. Use adhesive dots to adhere the pinecone head and tail to the mandarin. Use a little glue to adhere the waddle and tuck it into the head. Hold in place for a minute or two while the glue sets.
TIP: If the adhesive dots aren't sticking to the mandarins, wash them with soapy water and dry them off well before adhering anything to them.