(No video because I ran out of bands in prototyping, and I need to get this posted before the deadline.)
Step 1: Materials and Tools
- Three paperclips. I used large ones that opened out to 15cm long, but I see no reason why this wouldn't work with ordinary clips.
- An elastic band, sized to match your clips (the ones I used were 6cm long).
- Paper - stiff and light for preference.
- Pliers (two pairs could make life easier).
- Glue or tape.
- Scissors or craft knife.
Step 2: Making the frame
Bend one clip to an angle of 90o - this will support your front wings.
Bend the second clip 90o as well, but then bend the wire back 45o on each side of the first bend, making a straight wire with a V notch in the middle - this will support the back wings.
The third clip is much more complicated:
- Turn a small loop in the middle of the wire (I wound it round the handle of a small paintbrush).
- Bend the straight sections so that, when the loop is held horizontal, the straight legs point vertically down.
- Bend the ends of the legs into an L (on the same side as the loop) and then bend the bottom of the L into a small V.
Step 3: Building the frame.
Place the V between the two bent parts of the L you made, and use the pliers to clamp the Ls tightly over the wing-clip. Make sure that the point of the V is pointing up into the frame.
You are now ready to add the band and the wings.