By Patty Cox
- 2 1/4”
- 1 1/2”
Madras Tissue paper
cellophane, yellow and blue
- 2 Pacon®
8mm wiggle eyes
- Paper clip
- Glue stick
and white glue
1. Insert a toothpick into the large end of
a styrofoam egg. Press and glue styrofoam ball on the other
end of toothpick.
2. Fold a 12” x 18” piece of madras tissue in
half lengthwise, then lengthwise again and fold lengthwise
one more time making an 18” a 11/2” folded strip.
Cut strip into 1/2” x 11/2” sections. Open sections.
The madras tissue paper goes from light to dark.
3. Body: Starting at smallest (tail) end of egg, apply a ring
of glue stick around egg. Stick a strip of tissue around egg.
Start with light color and work to dark.Pinch to gather tissue
to make it conform to egg shape. Apply another ring of glue
stick around styrofoam and edge of applied tissue. Stick another
strip of tissue around egg, overlapping the previous tissue
strip by about 1/4”. Continue adding tissue strips around
egg shape body.
4. Head: Apply glue stick on the beak side of styrofoam ball.
Stick a small piece of tissue on ball. Apply a ring of glue
stick around styrofoam ball and edge of applied tissue. Stick
a strip of tissue around ball. Continue adding glue and overlapped
tissue until ball head is covered.
5. Tail & Wings: Cut a 4” x 10” piece blue
cellophane and two 4” x 10” pieces yellow cellophane.
Accordion fold each piece, starting at 4” ends and making
about 1/2” folds. Tightly wrap a piece of scotch tape
around one end of folds. Poke holes in body for tail and wing
placement using a sharp pencil point. Make holes about 1/4”
wide. Add white glue in each hole. Stick tape end of tail
and wings in position.
6. Glue wiggle eyes on face. Dip the end of a toothpick in
glue. Poke glued end in position for beak.
7. Press a paper clip into the top of the bird. Thread the
nylon filament thru loop to hang.
Pacon® Madras Tissue
paper, cellophane, wiggle eyes, nylon filament.
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