There are probably as many ways to make carved vegetable birds as there are people who like to carve fruits and vegetables. In this article, I’ll show you a whole bunch of different style of carved birds. Some are elaborate and gorgeous, created by skilled carvers, while others are whimsical and easy for anyone to make.
Peacock Style Carved Vegetable Birds
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Other fancy carved birds with long tail feathers
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Carved Birds in Flight
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Flock of Little Carrot Birds
When adding eyes to carved vegetable birds, you can use glass eyes that come on wires. They are ready to stick right into your vegetable carving. Realistic looking glass eyes can be found in many sizes online. However, simple household items can make great eyes for birds, too. Try using pins with round heads, tiny thumbtacks with round heads, or even spices like whole cloves and whole pepper corns. round bits of vegetable skins and fruit peels can be used for simple eyes as you’ll see in the examples below.
Simple to Make Birds
Now that you have seem a wide variety of carved vegetable birds, have fun making some of your own. If you are looking for more bird carving ideas, take a look at our blog post about Melon Swans. You’ll also find a variety of blog posts that feature birds carved from fruits and vegetables throughout my blog.