Feathered Arm Bands

Materials

  • For Pair:
  • Feathers, in primary and bright colors
  • Craft foam, two 2”x10” (or to fit around arm)
  • Wooden shapes: circles, teardrops
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Primary Red, Primary Yellow, Salem Blue
  • Wiggle eyes, eight
  • Adhesive-back Velcro squares

Tools

  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Black marker
  • Paintbrushes
  • Newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • On covered work surface, paint for parrot: circles (heads) Primary Red and teardrops (beaks) Primary Yellow. For bluebird, paint teardrops (heads) Salem Blue and teardrops (wings) Primary Yellow. Let dry.

STEP 2

  • Use black marker to outline heads, beaks, and wings.

STEP 3

  • Glue beaks on parrots and wings on bluebirds. Let dry.

STEP 4

  • For each set of armbands, measure and cut two 2”x10” craft foam rectangles. (Make sure to measure around child’s arm and adjust size if needed.)

STEP 5

  • Glue feathers on craft foam rectangles, leaving 2” uncovered on end.

STEP 6

  • Glue parrots or bluebirds on feathers along length of armbands.

STEP 7

  • Remove backing from Velcro squares. Apply Velcro squares on ends of each armband.
by Melony Bradley
Feathered Arm Bands
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