This tutorial shows how you can weave this bird using coconut tree leaves. It is slightly more complicated than the rest of the weaving projects added here. So you might have to try it a couple of times to get it right.
Take 2 strips and leaving 3 inches, tear each leaf into 4 thin strips. The 3 inches that is not torn will form the wings of the bird.
Place them side by side and weave two strips so that they travel from inside to the outside.
This is how it should look after this step.
Place them facing each other so that thin strips intersect each other like shown below.
We will be weaving these again (marked by yellow circle)
Next gently pull all of 8 strips so that they form one side of the bird’s body.
The 4 strips that have red arrows pointing at them in the picture above will be brought up like so.
This will have cylinder like shape and will form the rest of the body.
The other 4 strips will be woven through this cylinder.
We now have finished weaving the body of the bird.
This is how it will look.
The body will be loose and not tightly woven at this point. Do not pull the strips tight. We have to first bring some strips towards the head to form the beak and the rest to make the tail.
The ones with red dots on them will become the tail of the bird and the ones with purple dots will form the head.
The easiest way to pull them through is to pass 2 fingers through the hole where the head should be, catch hold of the strips and pull them out. Do the same for the tail.
Then begin to patiently tighten the body by gently tugging at the strips.
Make a knot where the head should be.
Cut the beak at an angle. Also cut the wings using a scissors to form a serrated edge.
Woven coconut leaf bird is ready.