I was recently inspired by an article in Do It Yourself Magazine to make gilded birdies out of a few simple supplies:
Modge Podge (or a glue mixture of equal parts white glue and water), Masking Tape, Gold Acrylic Paint, Newspaper, a Branch, Hollowed Out Eggs (I used a straight pin to make holes on each end then blew the egg out, leaving the shell). Cut the newspaper into thin strips. Yep, it's papier-mache time!
To make the birdie heads, crumple newspaper into a little ball
Use masking tape to secure the newspaper to your eggshell
Cut beak, wings and tail feather shapes out of cereal box cardboard
Use masking tape to attach the wings etc. Dredge newspaper strips in Modge Podge/Glue Fixture. Run newspaper strips through your fingers to remove excess Modge Podge.
After the bird dries, paint the birdies gold. It may take up to three times to get good coverage
Here are my birdies!
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