Angry Birds (and Pigs) Ball Tutorial
The Angry Birds (and pig) balls were the hit of the party. I am so pleased with how they turned out. I had originally intended to make birds in every color, but I found red and green balls at the grocery store for $1.00 which was much better than the $15 price tag of the balls I found at Target and online in white, black, yellow and blue. I found the larger red and green balls at Target for $2.50.
Step One: Draw on the face with a dry eraser marker. You can wipe off the marker if you make a mistake, but only if you do it immediately. I tried to correct one face after letting it dry for about five minutes and not even a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser could remove it. I used these free printable Angry Birds balloon faces from The Party Animal as a guide.
Paint a thick coat of sealant on your finished face. This will help protect the paint when you launch the ball. I used Triple Thick Glaze by DecoArt.
Now repeat about a dozen times. When you are finished you will have….
Something to note: We found that the smaller balls were not heavy enough to knock down the cardboard structures unless they were 8-10 feet away from the slingshot. We tried a heavier kick ball and it worked great but it would really hurt if you got hit with it.