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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
     -foam
     -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

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  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
Alina joy17 days ago

Cool way- I luv this pin

this awesome, this is like an offical prop. GREAT JOB DUDE!!! Hifive
mackmiller0011 months ago
Thank you so much! Now i have something to wear to the premiere of catching fire!
Cool :)
tech dawg (author)  cato mellark1 year 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 mellark1 year 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
gunshow1 year ago
thats not very easy if your not good with cutting
tech dawg (author)  gunshow1 year ago
Oh and thanks to you I now have 100 comments on various Ibles! (virtual hive-5)
tech dawg (author)  gunshow1 year 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.
kattynasco2 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)  kattynasco2 years ago
cool!! the movie is great you really should go seee it and thx for the post!!!
sd2kool4u2 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)  sd2kool4u2 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)  sd2kool4u2 years ago
http://kiddosayshello.blogspot.com/2011/11/hunger-games-and-other-phenomenae.html

There it is.
thanks :D
eross-12 years ago
very cool! I still need to read the books, but the movie looks good.
tech dawg (author)  eross-12 years ago
The books are great reads I suggest you read them. :P
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