Pigs got you down? Smash their homes to bits with these super angry bird earrings!
This Instructable will show you how to make some earrings for your most Angry Birds addicted friends.
These instructions assume you have basic clay-building skills and an understanding of how to properly attach clay pieces together. If you need more detailed instructions on these things before crafts some angry birds, see my instructable on Geek Earrings here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Geek-Earrings-Instructables-Robot-Totoro-Gir-T/
Step 1: Materials
- A needle
- Bread pan or other deep, oven-safe pan
- White polymer clay. I tried out a kind called "Bake Shop" that was less than half the cost of Sculpey III or Fimo, and while it was much softer than I am used to, it seems to have come out stronger after baking. Plus at only $1 for the same sized block as the $2.75 blocks of Sculpey and Fimo, I will probably use this clay from now on.
- Acrylic paints in red, white, yellow, and black
- Clear nail polish
Step 2: Draw your angry design
Step 3: Body, Eyes, and Angry Eyebrows
Roll four small same-sized balls for the birdie eyeballs. Use a needle or toothpick to mark where you will put the eyes and make sure it is all evenly spaced. Scratch the surface of the body around the toothpick mark and scratch a small area on each eyeball. Pressing the scratched areas together, flatten the eyeballs onto the body.
Roll four tiny same-sized balls for the black of the eyes and press onto the eyeballs.
Make four small snakes, score the forehead and the snakes, and press above the eyes to make angry eyebrows.
Step 4: Belly and Beak
Form two medium-sized pyramids our of clay and shape into beaks. Score and attach to the face between the eyes.
Form two small-sized pyramids, score, and attach to the body below the other beak.
Step 5: Feathers, Tail, and Eyelet
Gently press a jump ring into the top feather on the head and use a needle, toothpick, or other tool to push some clay through the jump ring. If you need to you can add a tiny clay rope through the ring to further secure the ring. Make sure it doesn't fall off!
Having said that, mine fell off during baking. If this happens, you can just superglue the ring in place.
Step 6: Bake the Little Birdies
Bake at 275F for 15 minutes.
Step 7: Paint!
After you finish painting, go back and paint the red again. Clean up any missed areas.
Step 8: Add Earring Findings, Coat, and Wear!
Wear your new geeky earrings around the city!