These wings are easy to make and pretty inexpensive.
Step 1: Gather Materials
The first step of making the wings is gathering all of the materials. For this project, you will need
- Presentation foam board (36x48)
- Yardstick or tape measure
- Hot glue gun
- Brass fasteners
- Long feathers (12-inches)
- Short Feathers (6-8 inches)
- Feathered Feathers (fluffy feathers) (6-8 inches)
- Exacto Knife
- Pipe cleaners
Step 2: Drawing the Wing Joints
After you have grabbed your materials you will want to start by drawing the wing joints. The joints are just four long pieces of the presentation board that are round at the end. There are two wing joints between each wing and each joint must be two and a half feet. You will use the yardstick to draw out the joints straight on the sides and to make sure they are the right size. The joints should be at the most two inches thick.
Step 3: Cutting Out Joints
After you draw the joints you need to cut them out. You will want to trace the lines you drew with an exacto knife. Depending on where you drew the joints of the presentation board you may need the scissors. When you are done cutting just pull the joints off of the board.
Step 4: Putting the Joints Together
When you are sure the joints are perfectly identical the next thing you need to do is put them together. You will need to lineup the joints perfectly and use the exacto knife to stab a small hole in the board and stick the brass fastener in the hole and bend the metal over the board. When you are done put hot glue over the metal piece of the brass fastener to keep it in place.
Step 5: the Long Feathers
After the joints are together you will start putting the feathers in. You will put the long feathers in the board first. You will put the feather in the board take it out, put hot glue in the hole and put the feather back in. Make sure that you know which wing is left and right so you know where to put the feathers.
Step 6: the Short Feathers
When all of the long feathers are in the end joint you will start to put in the short feathers. What you do is stick the short feathers in between the long feathers to make it look more authentic. You will do the same process as the long feathers, You will stick the feather in, pull it out, put the glue in and put the feather in. You will do this in between every long feather.
Step 7: Feathered Feathers
The last step with the feathers is with the fluffy feathers. What you have to do is glue the feathers on the whiteboard to cover up the board and the stems of the other feathers. You have the bend the tip of the feather and then glue the tip down.
Step 8: The Positioning
When all the feathers are in you will put the wings in any position you want and then glue the two board joints together to keep it stable.
Step 9: Cutting the Backpack
When the wings are done the next thing you will do is cut the backpack so the wings will fit. It does not matter what kind of backpack you use. You will find the place you want to put the wings at the top of the backpack and use the scissors and the exacto knife(if needed) to cut two lines for the wings. When the cuts are done put the wings in to see how it looks.
Step 10: Cutting the Holes
The next step is to cut holes in the bottom of the wings and the backpack. What you will do is cut two small holes on each of the bottoms of the wings and then put them in the backpack and put them in the position you want them. Then use the exacto knife to cut small holes in the backpack so you know where to cut. Then remove the wings and use the scissors and exacto knife to make the holes a little bigger.
Step 11: Securing the Wings
Once the holes in the bag and the holes in the wings line up you use the pipe cleaner to put the two together. You put the pipe cleaner thru the back of the bag so it is sticking out inside the backpack. Then you put the pipe cleaners thru the bottom of the wings and tighten them so they are secure. After they are all lined up and secured you can hot glue the pipe cleaner to more reinforce it. If you want you can glue the bottom section of the wing to the bag to make it more stable.
Step 12: My Contrubution
I would like to give a shout out to YoshiFHP for the inspiration for these angel wings that I made his ideas helped inspire this creation so I would like to thank him.