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Where I live on Cape Cod we're occasionally lucky enough to spot Arctic Terns with their stark white feathers and black cap heads. The common tern is also easy to spot in the summertime at the beach, flitting around and diving for tiny silver fish in a wild noisy flock. They're known to dive bomb you if you get too close!

Now you can have a little piece of summer in your house with this paper arctic tern - small and delicate, like the real bird, I designed this bird using Illustrator and then had to laser cut out of eco friendly (hydro electric power + recycled) cardstock, extra thick at 140lbs. The body and the wings cleverly slot together like those little gliders you used to get at the fair or in your Christmas stocking.

A tiny hole pierced in the tern's back allows it to hang perfectly balanced, slightly tipped down as if ready for a swoop and dive. A tiny spool of thread is included for hanging from your ceiling or above a window.

Imagine how gorgeous a little flock of these would look above a baby's crib or in the corner of your living room! Contact me using the link below or at left, if you are interested in ordering more than one - quantities above 5 get a discount. A perfect gift for bird lovers, packaged in a biodegradable plastic sleeve with directions for assembly.


Your bird will be shipped flat via first class mail to the US and to the UK, Australia and Canada. Priority Mail shipping everywhere else, to ensure speedy delivery.

Delivery Confirmation will be added for domestic orders.

Arctic Tern - Paper Handmade Bird Sculpture


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, glue, thread, French, Muscletone
  • Ships worldwide from Massachusetts, United States
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