Step 1: Materials
1 6' feather boa (It pays to get the good kind)
2 6-8" diameter round styrofoam balls
1 3" diameter round wooden ball, (or wooden egg)
4 pieces of 5' long fishing wire
2 dowels, 12-18" long
2 small nails for the feet
1 small nail for the center of the dowels
Felt that matches the feather boa
Google eyes (Large)
Fake eyelashes, or black felt
Orange felt for the beak
Optional feathers for the top of the head
exacto knife, hammer, hot glue gun, scissors, piece of hard plastic
Step 2: The Head (Bird Brain)
Cut a piece of felt to cover the face. Cut a small strip of black felt, then cut small triangles in them. Make 2. These will be the eye lashes. Glue the eyelashes to the back of the googly eyes, then glue onto the felt face.
Cut a diamond shape out of an orange piece of felt. Glue the center of the diamond to the face. Put 2 small drops of glue on the sides of the mouth, or one small drop in the center to shape the mouth.
Use the piece of hard plastic to press down on the glue and save your fingers.
Step 3: Add the Feathers to the Head
Move in circular motion, covering the head with the boa, ending with the length at the base of the head.
You will need 12 inches of boa from the base of the head to the body, and another 2 feet for the legs. The rest will be used to cover the bare spots on the body.