My daughter was perfect for this part!
To make the horns I used FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam
and I bought their Styro Cutter Plus too.
It plugs in and melts the Styrofoam as it slices through it!
I used the heat cutter to cut the foam.
but is dustier and makes that hideous Styrofoam squeak sound!
(note: do not use a plastic headband, it will melt it into a non-headband shape)
Let's make those glorious wings!
For wings just like mine (adult sized) you will need:
2 pieces of Foam Core posterboard (from Dollar Tree)
8 sheets of brown fun foam (from Hobby Lobby)
400 brown feathers
Hot knife/wood burner with x-acto blade attachment
I used a pencil and sketched out the basic pattern for the wings.
It's very rough.
You must use a hot knife, x-acto's alone will not cut the foam
inside well enough and it will be a disaster.
Then flip over the wing and trace it onto the other piece of foam board.
then trim off the excess.
I pieced in a bit of the excess foam and hot glued it to the foam board higher up.
This way I could maximize my foam.
Then turn over and repeat.
just like the horns!
I knew it wouldn't be enough feathers to fill the area, so I placed them in clusters sporadically.
I love this stuff--I use this so much!
You just heat up water in a glass jar for a couple minutes, until boiling.
Then pour in the pellets. They will turn clear, melt together and become moldable!
Then scoop the plastic out with a spoon.
The plastic can be hot, but not as hot as the water...so be careful.
Then mold the plastic around the foam board to make these big, beautiful, round horned tips!
Let it dry completely.
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