Paint the outside of your paper roll red and allow 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!
Amy Johnson is a crafter, writer, and mother of four, who believes in the power of handmade, secondhand, and eco-friendly living. Her favorite craft store is the thrift store and she shares creative reuse ideas on her blog Maker Mama . Follow her on Facebook for daily inspiration!