Gilded Birdies

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I was recently inspired by an article in Do It Yourself Magazine to make gilded birdies out of a few simple supplies:

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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!

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To make the birdie heads, crumple newspaper into a little ball

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Use masking tape to secure the newspaper to your eggshell

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Cut beak, wings and tail feather shapes out of cereal box cardboard

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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.

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After the bird dries, paint the birdies gold.  It may take up to three times to get good coverage

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Here are my birdies!

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Malia

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Comments

  1. says

    Very cool Malia! I had to have Nick, my six year old take a look at it because he needs to make a 3d falcon for his diarama project at school and this just might work!

  2. says

    I am in love with these sweet birdies…they tickle me pink! This is totally my kind of craft – one with stuff you already have and an amazing outcome!

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