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Phoenix paper craftPhoenix Paper Craft

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

This phoenix is a simple cut and paste paper craft that is fun for young children to make.  It makes a great project for preschool and kindergarten kids and works well with various fantasy books or a Greek mythology theme.

There is a small (single page) and larger (four templates) version to choose from.

What is the Phoenix?

In Greek mythology, the phoenix was a bird that lived in Arabia.  Each morning the phoenix would awake and bath in a well near its roost.  While it bathed, it sang a beautiful song that the sun god Apollo stopped to hear each dawn before he drove his sun chariot across the sky.

According to the myth, only one phoenix existed on earth at a time.  When it grew old, the phoenix would build a nest of myrrh.  The phoenix would settle its tired, aging body into the center of the nest which would burst into flames when the sun rose.  The phoenix would be consumed by the flames and from the ashes of the ancient bird, a new phoenix would be reborn.




Small Template (only 1 template needed)

Template:       (color)   or   (B&W)


Large Template (4 templates needed)

Template 1    (color)   or   (B&W)

Template 2    (color)   or   (B&W)

Template 3    (color)   or   (B&W)

Template 4    (color)   or   (B&W)



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