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Way More Than a Box - Wearable Parrot Costume Project
TOPICS | Way More Than A Box | Activities Posted Thursday, August 1, 2013 (1,596 views)

How about combining two of our passions cardboard and animals into a great weekend family project. This great project from our friends at Makedo will make your child the most popular bird in the flock. For more information on Makedo and its unqiue product line that helps create amazing cardboard project visit them here. For great ideas and to share your latest project visit Fat Brain Toys' own "Waymorethanabox.com"!

Creating the Wings
Flap your way into the Makedo menagerie with these beautiful Bird Wings, as designed by artist Lottie Smith from the UK.

Although this Makedo creation looks intricate and complicated, Lottie has come up with some really clever tips on how to make these wings using only reclaimed cardboard and colourful card boxes.

Click here for printable PDF instructions on how to make your own Makedo parrot costume, just like Lottie.

WIll your bird wings be bright and colourful, like the ones Lottie made? With all of the boxes and packaging we use in our lives, there are so many colours and patterns to choose from to use for making feathers. You could make a rainbow-hued Macaw from South America, or a majestic Australian Cockatoo, or perhaps a haughty Hornbill from the mountains of Borneo!

Creating the Head

It's time to put a feather in your Makedo cap - no, wait! How about a hundred feathers!?!

Wrapping up our Wearable Bird Wing costume as designed by Lottie Smith from the UK, this Parrot Hat is sure to turn you into a complete bird-brain.

Click here to download printable PDF instructions. There is a template included in the document to help create the shape of the parrot's beak.

If you made a different bird costume than a parrot, such as a peacock or a gallah or even a sprightly little sparrow... you can still use these instructions as a guide. Simply alter the shape of the beak to match the correct bird species.

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