By Mary Ayres
x 3-3/8” Styrofoam® egg
Woodsies™ ¾” x 1” triangle, two 1-1/2”
stars and a jumbo craft stick
chenille stems – 2 orange, 2 hot pink
4 feathers – blue and 2 wiggly eyes – 15mm
- Delta Ceramcoat®
acrylic paint – light blue, orchid, fuchsia, medium brown,
- Fine tip black marker
- Plastic knife
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1. Slice ½” from
bottom of Styrofoam® egg with a plastic knife. Dry brush
egg (bird) with blue paint. Dry brush bird’s stomach
area with orchid. Dry brush bird’s cheeks with fuchsia.
2. Paint jumbo craft stick (perch) brown. Paint triangle (beak)
and 2 stars (feet) orange. Let dry. Using a black marker,
draw wood grain lines on jumbo craft stick. Outline outer
edge of beak and feet with black marker.
3. Glue beak above stomach between cheeks. Glue wiggly eyes
centered above beak with sides touching. Glue feet to bottom
front of body. Glue base of body centered on top of perch.
4. Make holes for inserting feathers, using a toothpick, going
up into the egg at sides for wings and into back right side
for tail. Put a dab of glue on bottom tips of feathers and
insert into holes, 1 for each wing and 2 for tail.
5. Twist 1” ends of orange chenille stems together and
twist 1” ends of pink chenille stems together. Twist
orange and pink stems together. Wrap and twist ends of assembled
chenille stems around ends of jumbo craft stick (perch) to
secure. Shape hanger over bird.
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