Originally uploaded by AntonellaD.
For those of us in the states, I wanted to take this opportunity tp share with everyone Warm wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!
I wanted to try something new. This was a quick and easy project for you to try. You can see that I picked a variety of colored strips to make this little guy very colorful (and I must admit, the really fun part was picking the colors) :-)
- 10 - 24 inch (60.96 cm) strips - variety of colors
- 1 - 12 inch (30.48 cm) brown teardrop for his head
- 1 - 6 inch (15.24 cm) black triangle for beak
- 1 - 3 inch (7.62 cm) red spiral for the piece that hangs down
For making the body and the feathers, I rolled all 10 strips at the same time keeping them as tight as possible.
I rolled them unti there was approximately 6 - 9 inches (15.24 - 22.86 cm) free. I glued the end and held it until it dried.
I did this so that I could then take the lose ends and create loose coils at the ends. I coiled them in various directions to fill in the "feathers".
I hope you give this a try, it was a lot of fun to make. Now I need to figure out how to do feet! :-)