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How To Make Your Own Wings

How To Make Your Own Wings

Make Your Own Wings. How to make great paper fairy wings for your kids in minutes. Fantastic for school plays and wet afternoons!

Step 1: You will need

  • a pencil
  • a piece of colourful A2 card
  • some scissors
  • 60cm (24inches) elastic cord
  • a stapler
  • a glue stick
  • some shiny paper
  • some feathers
  • some glitter glue

Step 2: Draw your wings

Fold a piece of A2 card in half. Use a pencil to draw the shape of a wing on one side of the card. Draw outwards from the fold. You can make it any shape you like.

Step 3: Cut out

Use scissors to cut along your pencil outline. You may need an adult to help you with this. Open out the card and you will have two equal sized wings.

Step 4: Add elastic

Cut two pieces of elastic about 30cm long. Place a piece on each wing and staple to the card at both ends. These will be your arm holes.

Step 5: Decorate

Cut out bits of colourful shiny paper and place them on your wings in whatever pattern you like.

Step 6: Add feathers

Place feathers on your wings too. They will rustle in the wind as you move.

Step 7: Glue

Once you have decided on your pattern, glue everything down.

Step 8: Add sparkle

You might like to use glitter glue to brighten up your wings. It will catch the light as you fly around.

Step 9: Dry

The glue might take a while to dry. Wait a few minutes at least before you try out your wings.

Step 10: Experiment

You can make wings in whatever shape you like. Try making a butterfly like this one. See how many others you can think of.

Step 11: Fly

Put your arms through each piece of elastic and you are ready to fly!