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Making paper animals is always a blast and this cute paper toucan is no exception. Enjoy making this fun and easy craft that you can do with your friends and family.

Toucans are beautiful birds and they make for beautiful papercrafts. Their bright colors are what they are known for and you can easily recreate them with this craft!

Paper Toucan

paper toucan

For this paper toucan craft, you will want to use different colors of craft paper that can be found at your local craft store. You will also need a few common household items.

In addition to the physical things you will need, there is one more requirement. As always, you need to use your imagination and creativity to get the best result!

The steps for this paper toucan craft are simple enough for anyone to follow. Your high school teenager can enjoy this craft just as much as your little kindergartner.

bird made of paper

Making crafts are a great way to release some stress and find your zen. You can get creative with them and make them your own to add some flavor to your work!

Toucans have beautiful colors on their beaks, and with this craft, you get to choose what these colors will be. Add your favorite colors, maybe even some glitter if you are feeling it!

This paper toucan will be a great gift for friends and family as well. You can customize it and use specific colors to make it the best gift for the receiver!

toucan made out of paper

If you are really artsy, you can even make a tropical background to glue your paper toucan onto. This will be a great addition to your work of art!

There are so many possibilities when it comes to working on your papercrafts. There are no limits other than the ones you set for yourself. So let go and have a blast!

If you are into this papercraft, check out the Paper Dinosaur, Paper Cone Elf, and Paper Llama crafts!

bird made of paper
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How To Make A Cute Paper Toucan

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Toucans are beautiful birds and they make for beautiful papercrafts. Their bright colors are what they are known for and you can easily recreate them with this craft!


  • Colored craft paper
  • Craft glue
  • Sharpie
  • Pencil


  • Scissors


  1. Select colored craft papers for the paper toucan craft. I’m using blue, yellow, red, orange, purple, white, and black colored craft papers. Trace the provided template patterns on the selected craft papers and cut them out nicely.
  2. Grab the beak parts and attach the smaller patterns on the beak base pattern.
  3. Grab the wing patterns and attach the smaller ones on the big pattern (the base wing).
  4. Attach the face (white pattern) on the front side of the body base pattern.
  5. Attach the tail on the bottom part of the body base and the wing on the same side as the tail, on the body base.
  6. Attach the beak to the front side of the face.
  7. Attach the legs on the bottom side of the body base. Use a black marker pen to draw the eye on the white part of the paper toucan.

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