Do you have any angry birds?
So I get inspiration from a variety of places when I want to make up a craft for the kids. Internet, t.v. (love that Mr. Maker show!), uh my brain, but most recently I’ve been thinking about angry birds. Man, they are angry and they make ME angry too! So I thought what better way to alleviate my anger towards angry birds than to turn them into a children’s craft. Are you confused yet? If you have an iphone I bet you know what I’m talking about…
HAHA! It’s one of the most used iphone games in our little family! I actually suck at it, but both Cake and S. Geek have gotten pretty far. Basically the pigs have stolen the birds eggs and you have to slingshot the birds into the structures that protect the pigs. If you loose they laugh and snort and give this HUGE smile that makes me yell at them. Yes, I yell at the pigs. Sometimes I yell, that is me.
HA! So now that I look like a lunatic I’m going to tell you about the craft. I thought Cake would be all over this but she actually wasn’t. Perhaps if I had pre-cut out the pieces it may have gone a bit smoother but in the end she kind of did her own thing and didn’t really use enough glue on any of it so when I picked up her ‘masterpiece’ to get it off the kitchen table it all just floated to the floor in a pile. Both Cake and Nay were acting a bit funky today too, so I’m sure that may have played a roll. All Nay wanted to do was poke the google eyes…and squish them, and dig in the gluestick with his fingernail.
I did get one scene completed though, Cake helped me and it looks pretty good. I may revisit this again, in a few months…with precut pieces.
It’s mostly paper, the birds are pompom’s with google eyes and paper beaks. I used an elastic band to make the slingshot, and the flowers (courtesy of Cake) are die cuts.
A fun craft, but because of all the elements I think it was a bit too optimistic for me to undertake with two cranky kids.
Tell me, where do you get your craft ideas from??