You’ll be a stand out in this beautiful costume! Feel free to fly away once you attach these gorgeous felt wings to yourself. Travel the world!
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To make your wings, cut a template from paper using our image as a guide.
We measured a child’s arm to figure out the correct length and width that we wanted the wings to be.
Using the wing template you have created, cut 2 wings from calico.
Iron the fabric flat before cutting. You may need an adults help!
Print and cut out the felt feather template provided.
Trace or pin the template onto a piece of felt.
We layered our felt so that 3 felt feathers could be cut simultaneously to save time.
Cut out around your template.
Continue to cut out felt feathers until you have enough to cover your wings. We used approximately 135 feathers for each wing.
Lay your calico wings out and begin to glue the feathers on starting from the bottom corner and working your way around the curved edge of the wing.
Overlap each feather slightly so that all of the calico fabric is covered.
Continue this process all of the way around the curve.
Begin your second layer of feathers, overlapping onto your first layer so all of the calico is covered.
Continue overlapping and gluing feathers until your entire wing is covered. Allow to dry.
Use a paintbrush to paint glue onto the calico and to paint all the edges of your calico to prevent fraying.
Repeat the necessary steps above to create your second wing.
Cut a piece of ribbon 1 metre long and fold it in half. Overlap the top 2 corners of your wings and the ribbon. Stitch them all together to secure.
To create your wrist ties, cut 2 pieces of ribbon 50cm each and fold them in half.
Stitch the centre of each ribbon to the end of each wing and secure with a double knot.
You may like to create a felt bird feather headband to match your outfit! Simply cut out some felt shapes, stitch them together and attach them to a strip of calico or thick elastic!