I looked everywhere for cheap wings to spray paint gray. The cheapest I could find that weren’t fairy wings were $50.
I have four kids that need wings. There’s no way in heck I’m paying $200 for one part of a Halloween costume!
Sooooooo–I sat and stared at my Costco Milk box and took out my roll of Duct Tape:
I drew an outline of a wing, free-handed. Then cut it out.
I chose the handle of the box to be where it was originally so I could fashion straps easier.
I toyed for a while between having a solid piece with the handle holes for straps, or
what I actually did, which was to keep the natural bend in the box so the wings moved and
would work better through doors and such.
Then I began with the Duct Tape. I started with the middle.
After stabilizing the two pieces together, I began with the actual wings,
choosing which side looked the best facing out. I really
wanted to support the middle to avoid ripping with the kids’ wear and tear.
After doing one long strip up and over the wing and down again, I lined up the strips and
It continued on like this until the wings were covered.
Then I begs making small-ish strips with the ends folded over for feathers.
Place folded end downward where you want a feather and carefully cut out the
shape of a feather. Repeat until it looks right to you.
Voila! Now for the straps.
I made two strips of tape folded over itself.
Make sure it can go over their shoulders.
Adhere to the inside of the wings and stabilize the straps.
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