Step 1: The Eyes
A penny works as the perfect template for the pupil. As you can see, I stuck a penny to the tape, cut out around it, and then stuck it to the ping pong ball. Twice.
Of course, you could use styrofoam balls and paint too!
Step 2: The Eyebrows
From the hook side of the velcro (the firmer of the two sides), I cut a piece in the shape you see. Then I pinched together the middle to make them stand up and out at an angle, and used hot glue to stick it in place.
Step 3: The Beak
Step 4: Making Faces
I taped the two ping pong balls together to hold them in place while using a curved needle to sew them to the hood. You could probably use hot glue for this, but I was worried about them popping off. You could also use zip ties or anything else to secure them to the hoodie!
Next I pinned the beak in place and hot glued it to the hood. I tried sewing it, but it made the edges look funny, and hot glue gave me a better finish.
Finally, I used a big glob of hot glue to secure the eyebrows in place. Without the eyebrows, it's just a surprised bird!
Step 5: The Belly
I traced a shape onto the front of the hoodie from the top of the zipper to the top of the pockets.
Then I cut two shapes out of fleece, overlapped them at the zipper slightly, and hot glued them in place. I'd forgotten how awesome hot glue can be (please don't tell my old professor I said that. . .). Make sure to hot glue the pieces on the fabric sides next to the zipper so you don't glue the whole thing closed!
Step 6: The Tail
The only other thing I would add to the finished piece is the head feather. I didn't think it needed it at first, and I was so excited to finish it, that I decided to skip it. But looking at the pictures, I can imagine how much better it would be!
I hope this is enough instruction to help you make your own angry bird hoodie in whatever color you like. Post pictures of hoodies you make in the comments below, and I'll gift you with a 3-mo PRO membership!