Friday, February 17, 2012

DIY PAPER: PAPER WINGS


DIY PAPER: PAPER WINGS - Costume

Happy Friday! We're making paper costumes for Mardi Gras and I wanted to share with you!

Our children go to a French school where they celebrate, "Carnival." (Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday) This year, our kids wanted to wear animal costumes but, I didn't have time to get out my sewing machine. I started thinking about both my love craft paper and for a way for the kids to personalize a costume themselves. These wings are pure craft-paper and, once constructed, our daughter had so much fun coloring them. I hope you will, too! I think we'll hang them up, as art work, on her bedroom wall once complete. (Great for rainy days, parties and Halloween, too)
See the cutting and assembly instructions below.

Refer to the above photos for additional help.

SUPPLIES:
Craft
Paper
Scissors
Glue
Crayons, glitter or paint for finishing touches
DIY PAPER WINGS HOW TO:
See the above photos and illustrations for cutting and assembly instructions.Once the wings are complete:
1) Cut two tubes of wrist sized, paper.
2) Tape these, with paper tape,* to the interior, top of the wings
3) Using the same paper tape, tape the wings together in the middle.I used double layers of tape to adhere these two sides.
(* I prefer matching paper tape but, any strong masking tape will work.)

Other PAPER PROJECTS YOU MIGHT LIKE:
Make Paper Dresses (not pictured below)
FISH AND BUTTERFLY PROJECTS (with template)
TRAVEL JOURNALS
ORIGAMI BOXES
MARDI GRAS ICE LANTERNS


(Mardi Gras: MARDI GRAS ICE LANTERNS) Not pictured, but so much fun to make!

9 comments:

  1. such a fun tradition! i think they'd look great on a wall

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    1. Great to hear from you. Yes, It's a great partner for winter days & long enough after Halloween ... and yes, I'm glad you agree; fantastic wall art. They are so pretty.

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  2. these are really lovely - and so simple. Thanks for sharing

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  3. So cute!

    I’d love it if you shared this with the Fun Family Crafts audience.
    FFC is similar to Craftgawker but it only features kid friendly tutorials.

    Looking forward to seeing what fun crafts you submit!
    http://funfamilycrafts.com

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    1. We're in limbo --- just arriving back from the US but I'm so glad you came by and I look forward to your site! Warmest Summer Wishes!

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