An Angry Birds craft: How to DIY those colorful, Angry Birds

Do you have Angry Birds fans at home? If so, I bet they’re excited about The Angry Birds movie that debuts today. To commemorate the movie opening, designer Linda Valentino is sharing an Angry Bird craft today. The supplies needed to make these colorful, Angry Bird characters are really basic – paint, glue, craft foam, and balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. This easy supply list makes these Angry Birds the perfect craft idea for an Angry Birds birthday party, a summer camp craft, or a Scout troop project.

Easy tutorial to make your favorite Angry Birds character. Perfect for the kiddos! CraftsnCoffee.com.

Linda notes that you can display the Angry Birds “as is”. Or, make a small hole in the top of their heads, glue a string in the hole, and hang them from a ceiling, a doorknob, or a mobile. One more idea Linda suggests is to add a wood dowel in the bottom of the birds, and then you can use them like puppets.

Now, on to the tutorial. I’ll list the general supplies needed for all characters first, and then list the specifics for each character.

To make the Angry Birds, you’ll need:

(These are the general supplies needed for all of the characters; see the individual characters for specific supplies)

  • Black permanent marker, bold tip
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; pencil; stiff bristle paintbrush; wood skewer
Fun craft idea for the kids -- DIY a Red Angry Bird. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Red Bird, also known as “Red”.

Additional materials for the Red Bird (Red)

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 3” ball
  • Acrylic craft paint: red and flesh
  • Craft foam: white, black, yellow, red
  • Straight pins

To make the Red Bird:

1. Using patterns, cut the following from the foam sheets:

  • Two white eyes
  • Yellow beak, top & bottom
  • Red head feather
  • Two black eyebrows
  • Black tail feathers

2. Draw black pupils onto white circle eyes with marker.

3. Pin the tracer pattern onto the front of the ball. Using a sharp pencil, lightly trace around the pattern, making a 2-½” circle. Remove the pattern.

4. Insert the wood skewer into the bottom of the ball to use as a handle. Paint the circle flesh, and the rest of the ball red. Let dry.

5. Glue the bottom beak to the front of ball, slightly overlapping the flesh circle. Add the top beak, gluing only the edge of the upper beak.

6. Glue eyes to face and eyebrows over top of eyes.

7. Cut small slit on top of head, add glue, and push red feathers into slit.  Make a small hole in the back of the body, and insert the tail feathers.

Fun idea for the kids -- DIY Angry Birds craft. Tutorials on CraftsnCoffee.com.

DIY the Blue Angry Bird, aka Blue Jay, Blue Jake or Blue Jim.

Additional materials for the Blue Bird (Blue Jay, Blue Jake or Blue Jim):

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 2-1/2” ball
  • Acrylic craft paint in blue
  • Craft foam: white, black, yellow, blue, orange

To make the Blue Bird:

1. Using patterns, cut the following from the foam sheets:

  • Two white eyes
  • Yellow beak, top & bottom
  • Blue head feathers
  • Black tail feathers
  • One orange circle, cut in half

2, Insert the wood skewer into the bottom of the ball to use as a handle.

3. Paint the ball blue.  Let dry.

4. Draw black pupils onto white circle eyes with marker. Glue one orange half circle to bottom of each eye.

5. Glue the eyes to the face and glue the beak under the eyes.

6. Cut a small slit on top of the head, add glue, and push blue feathers into slit.  Cut a small hole in the back of the body, add a dab of glue, and push tail feathers into the hole.

So dang cute! How to DIY your own Angry Birds over on CraftsnCoffee.com. The kids will love these!

How to DIY Chuck, the yellow Angry Bird.

Additional Materials for the Yellow Bird (Chuck):

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 5” egg
  • Acrylic craft paint in yellow
  • Craft foam: white, black, yellow, red
  • Tools needed: Plastic knife; straight pins

To make the Yellow Bird:

1. Using patterns, cut the following from the foam sheets:

  • Two white eyes
  • Yellow beak, top & bottom
  • Black head feathers
  • Black tail feathers
  • Two red eyebrows

2. Slice 1 ¼” from the large end of the egg. Use your fingers to gently smooth and round the cut edge. Press the front of the egg onto the tabletop to create a flat, smooth area for the face.

3. Cut out the 2-1/2” stomach tracer pattern. Position one edge on the front, 1” above the bottom of the egg, and wrap the pattern around to the bottom of the egg. Pin pattern in place and lightly trace around the pattern with a sharp pencil. Remove the pattern.

4. Insert the wood skewer into the bottom of the egg to use as a handle. Paint the egg yellow, and leave the circle white and unpainted. Let dry.

5. Draw black pupils onto white circle eyes with marker.

6. Glue the beak above the white circle. Glue on eyes and red eyebrows.

7. Cut a small slit on top of the head, add glue, and push black feathers into slit.  Cut a small hole in back of the body, add glue, and push the tail feathers into the hole.

CraftsnCoffee has an easy tutorial to make all of the Angry Birds characters. Kids will love these!

How to make the Green Pigs from the Angry Birds movie.

Additional materials for the Green Pig:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 4” ball
  • Acrylic craft paint in green
  • Craft foam:  white, black, lime green, green
  • Green chenille stem, 4” piece
  • Black paper
  • Tools needed: Hole punch; 3/8” circle punch

To make a Green Pig:

1. Using patterns, cut the following from the foam sheets:

  • Two white eyes
  • Two green ears
  • Green mouth
  • Lime green nose
  • Two lime green ear circles

2. Punch one black circle from hole punch and one black 3/8” circle (nostrils).

3. Roll the foam ball back & forth in one direction on a tabletop, creating a more elongated shape.

4. Insert the wood skewer into the bottom of the ball to use as a handle. Paint pig green.  Let dry.

5. Draw black pupils onto white circle eyes with marker.

6. Glue nostrils to nose and mouth to bottom of nose. Glue to face. Glue on eyes and eyebrows.

7. Glue ear circles to ears. Cut two small slits in head, one in center and one to the left of the first.  Add glue and insert ears.

8. Coil 4” chenille stem around a pencil, add glue to the end, and insert into the back of the pig.

Perfect kid's craft for camp, Scouts, etc. Easy DIY over on CraftsnCoffee.com.

These Angry Birds look so much like the real characters. But, this isn’t the first time we’ve had movie stars here on Crafts ‘n Coffee. Here are the links to the tutorials for the all-star cast pictured below.

How to make the characters from your favorite movies! CraftsnCoffee.comDo you have plans to see The Angry Birds movie? If you go, be sure to report back with your movie review.

Happy crafting.

Sharon

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12 Responses to An Angry Birds craft: How to DIY those colorful, Angry Birds

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  3. Angie says:

    Angry Birds! How fun! Love the colors and the expressions. I am thinking you could make a mobile out of these 4. Wouldn’t that just be a whole lot of excitement! Thank you for sharing!

  4. CraftyB says:

    These are darling!! Love the Angry Bird expressions.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! Linda did a brilliant job recreating these funny guys. Do you have any Angry Birds fans in your house? Happy crafting! Sharon

  5. LisaM6 says:

    Those are just to cute. lol

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Thank you! I thought Linda did an amazing job recreating these little guys, and they are easy enough for little hands to DIY. Do you have Angry Birds fans at home, Lisa? Happy crafting! Sharon

  6. Katiria says:

    Truthfully, this is such a perfect idea that I “Pinned” it as soon as I saw the picture before reading anything. Our house went through a big Angry Birds phase and it was just so much fun. We played every version obsessively. We’re kind of out of it now but we might still see the movie. Thanks for the great ideas as usual:)

    • Sharon says:

      I’m so glad these are fan-approved! If you see the movie, be sure to share your review. Funny how the pop culture trends come and go, I wonder what will be next?? Enjoy your weekend! Sharon

  7. No Angry Birds fans here but these are still cute! We are more into Frozen and Princess or Monster U type characters!!! Hope you have an awesome weekend!!

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks, Barb. I thought these were pretty cute, too. (Between you & me and Jenna, I’m more of a Frozen fan myself.) Happy crafty weekend! Sharon

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