Saturday, April 25, 2015

Fun Birds!

Hi all, it's Donna from Memes Art Place and I have a fun little project for you today!

This is one you can easily do with children!

Materials needed:
Creative Paperclay®
Styrofoam balls
Embroidery Floss
Quilt pins

Start by rolling out your Creative Paperclay® and apply it around your Styrofoam ball. I use toothpicks to hold them up while drying. Let dry, if any cracks appear fix and let dry.

Once they are all dry, you can sand them with some sandpaper. They don't need to be super smooth.
 Wipe all the dust off and paint the balls any color you choose. These are just the colors I liked.
Let dry, second coat if needed.
Next you will take tiny amounts of Creative Paperclay® and make small round flat eyes. Then we will use the quilt pins for the black part of the eyes. 

Once you have made your flat circles attach them to the birds using some glue. Once dry, paint with white paint.

The quilt pins will need to be painted black. This is easy, just dunk them into the paint and let dry.
Once the pins are dry you will need to cut them a bit. Just use a wire cutter and cut about halfway.

Now they can be inserted into the flat white part of the eye. Just give a bit of a push.

As you can see in my picture below my birds are upside down with a toothpick sticking out of it's head. No worries, you will see what we do.

Cut orange felt into a diamond shape for beak and adhere to bird.
Cut wings and adhere to birds side.

Now we are going to fill that toothpick hole with some hair. Cut some embroidery floss and fold in half and then half again. Using the toothpick and some glue tuck the floss into the hole.

Cut your wire and shape it any way you would like and insert into ball with a bit of glue on it.

Now you have some cute bird shelf sitters!

These would look adorable on the edge of some summer flower pots!

I hope you have enjoyed these fun little guys! I hope you give them a try, they are super fun and easy. You could even give the wiggle eyes, that would be cute also.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop by often as the designers always have great ideas!