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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Finish Wings

Flip wings back over and, working inward from the outside, apply hot glue to foam core then attach small, fluffy craft feathers to cover larger feather points and add a downy texture (Image 1). Continue applying glue and feathers until all foam core is covered. Clip 2" - 3" off the ends of 8-10 larger coquille goose feathers (Image 2). Apply glue in the wings' center then press clipped feather points into glue, allowing them to fan out toward wings' ends (Images 3 and 4). Finally, flip wings over and cover feather points on back side with any remaining fluffy feathers, adhering them with hot glue. Note: Since this side will not be visible when worn, feathers don't need to cover all of the foam core. Have your child try on their wings and if all visible bits of foam core are covered, you're done.

Tip: Feathered wings aren't just for costumes. They've become a popular decorative item over the past few years. Hang them on chair backs or over a mantel for a fanciful touch.

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