Halloween Ideas

How to Make Feathered Angel or Fairy Wings

These feathered wings are perfect for occasions that require a costume, like Halloween or a Christmas nativity play, but are also sturdy enough to be worn for everyday imaginative play.

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Begin Adding Feathers

Turn foam core base over so the side with ribbon straps is facing down. Arrange wide coquille goose feathers around the top edge of large ovals to create the outside shape of wings (Image 1). Use a craft knife to cut slits in the foam core board's side where feathers will be inserted (Image 2). Use scissors to clip feather ends to about 1/2" - 3/4" long for a better fit (Image 3). Apply a dab of hot glue to feather end (Image 4) then insert in cut slit. Squeeze sides together with fingers until glue cools (Image 5). Repeat with other feathers until desired wing shape is created.

Fill Out Upper Wing

Apply hot glue directly to foam core board a few inches below the feathers that were inserted in Step 4 and attach more rows of feathers. Continue to layer feathers until wing shape is full and most of large oval foam core pieces are covered (Images 1, 2 and 3).

Add Feathers to Lower Wing and Back Side

Repeat Steps 4 and 5 on lower portion of wings (Image 1). Once completed, flip wings over and add feathers to the outer edges — but not the portion that will touch child's back — of back side, following the wing's outline you created on the front side (Images 2 and 3). Note: At this point, feather tips and some foam core board will still be visible.

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