How To Make A Mockingjay Pin From The Hunger Games

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   In this instructable i'll be showing you how to make your very own mockingjay pin!It's super simple and quite easy,and by the way this is the first set of instructions on the internet on how to make one of these.The things you need are.

     -a block of bass wood
     -copper wire
     -a knife
     -a dremal
     -gold spray paint
     -a DS game case or other plastic of your choice
     -a small nail 
     -tin clippers
     -super glue
     -the back of a pin that you wear
    In preparation of the soon to come movie I started to search the web to find how to make a mockingjay pin and all that came up were pictures and print outs so I made my own and decided to share it with everybody.  :D

         P.S. Dont be afraid to post pictures of the pin you make if you make one!
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Step 1: The bird

The first thing were going to make is the bird in the center of the pin.Start off by spliting the block of wood to as thick as you want it.(photo1) Then take a print out cut out the bird and trace on to the wood(photo 2-4) Now get your dremel ready and cut out the bird shape.(photo 5) What I did next which is optional is taped the picture of the actual bird to my cutout and used the detail bit,a hand knife and a sander bit to make the wings look separate and to make the head look better.(photo 6-7)

Step 2: The Ring

Picture of The Ring
  Now we are to work on the ring.What I did was took an old DS game case and cut a circle out of that but you can use any other thick plastic.(photo 1-2) Then sand down your circle to where it is smooth

Step 3: The Arrow

Picture of The Arrow
This is a quite tricky part of the build.Use your copper wire and cut to the length of the arrow in the photo you printed earlier.(photo1) Your probably wondering what were going to about the arrow head and feathers. Well I have an answer......WE USE THE FOAM! Ok, enough with the yelling,cut the foam to the size you want your arrow head and feathers to be.(photo 2-4) Then shove the arrow head on the end of the length of wire and glue on the foam feathers.(photo 5)

Step 4: Getting it to stay on your shirt

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  There are two choices on how to get it to stay on your shirt.You can 1.use magnets,glue one to the back of your bird and put the other behind your shirt and connect them or 2. like I did cut down a nail with tin snips,drill a small hole and shove the nail in the hole then glue it in place let it dry and use the back of an other pin to connect it through your shirt

Step 5: Glueing it all together

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Now glue the bird to the ring. Second glue the arrow to the birds mouth and tail.(look at photo you printed)

                                                                 YOUR ALMOST DONE!!!!!!

Step 6: Spraypainting

   For the last step spray paint the pin gold. And most important of all have fun with it!
Alina joy1 year ago

Cool way- I luv this pin

this awesome, this is like an offical prop. GREAT JOB DUDE!!! Hifive
Thank you so much! Now i have something to wear to the premiere of catching fire!
Cool :)
tech dawg (author)  cato mellark2 years ago
Haha I like your name and thank you for your comment I just recently redid the outer ring so that now it looks more....hunger gameish
tech dawg (author)  cato mellark2 years ago
Haha I like your name and thank you for your comment I just recently redid the outer ring so that now it looks more....hunger gameish
gunshow2 years ago
thats not very easy if your not good with cutting
tech dawg (author)  gunshow2 years ago
Oh and thanks to you I now have 100 comments on various Ibles! (virtual hive-5)
tech dawg (author)  gunshow2 years ago
That actually is quite easy even if your not a good or experienced carver and I'm also working on a way to make a foam version.
kattynasco3 years ago
i love the hunger games! who doesn't? im always watching the fan made version on youtube and i so wanna go see the the movie! but this mockingjay pin has just made my life complete!! thanks!!!
tech dawg (author)  kattynasco3 years ago
cool!! the movie is great you really should go seee it and thx for the post!!!
sd2kool4u3 years ago
could i have the link to the photo you used? and is the wood carving part difficult or fairly easy??
tech dawg (author)  sd2kool4u3 years ago
Um....well if you tell me how to give you the link i'll give it to you but i dont know how.And the carving is fairly easy but you can use foam or something else. :D
Just copy and paste in the reply box thx : )
tech dawg (author)  sd2kool4u3 years ago

There it is.
thanks :D
eross-13 years ago
very cool! I still need to read the books, but the movie looks good.
tech dawg (author)  eross-13 years ago
The books are great reads I suggest you read them. :P