I have a confession to make. I’ve definitely seen a few crafts and some recipes made with this “angry birds” theme, but I didn’t know what it was. See, I don’t have an iPhone, so I had no idea what all the fuss was about. The Angry Bird craze is sweeping the internet, so I figured I’d hop on board. Since I’ve been on a cardboard tube craft kick lately, these were just a given!
Update: Now through April 7th you can bid on this set of Angry Birds to benefit the relief effort in Japan. I have donated these to the Helping Japan Auction at Craft Gossip.
I have to credit Melissa over at The Chocolate Muffin Tree for the idea. After viewing my cardboard tube chicks she left a comment saying I should make some Angry Birds. So I did! Thanks for the inspiration Melissa, these were fun!
I don’t really have a tutorial, I’ll just tell you what I did. Obviously I cut up a paper towel roll into six pieces then painted each one, inside and out. For the beaks and the pig’s crown, I cut a section out of another cardboard tube and painted it with a yellow orange.
I had already sketched all of these on paper. I had to do a little searching because I did see another bird (see the one X’d out?) that wasn’t in the Angry Birds screenshots or trailer. So I ended up ditching that one.
I used a round sponge applicator for the pigs chin and nose and for the white bird’s cheeks. I used the end of a paintbrush handle to add the eyes.
I used a tiny paintbrush for the “teeth” in the beaks and a colored pencil to draw the lines. I took some construction paper and painted it to match the tubes to make the tufts of hair, eyebrows and pigs ears. Glue stick to put it all together :)
That’s it, hope you like them! :)