What are real fairy wings made of?
While the simplest fairy wings can be made using just coardboard, you can make more traditional ones using coat hangers and stockings. If you want more realistic wings, try make a frame out of poster paper or wire, then cover it with cellophane!
How do you make paper fairy wings?
Using any kind of paper, draw the shape of your wings. Use two pieces of paper with each wing on a different sheet. Make sure each wing is exactly the same shape and size. Cut the wings out.
- If you drew on white paper, color the wings.
- Be creative with the way you draw or decorate them.
How do you make cardboard fairy wings?
How to make fairy wings
- Fold your cardboard in half and draw half a butterfly shape. You can make any size wings that you like.
- This is where you can get the kids involved. I set out the wings, some PVA glue and lots of brightly coloured tissue paper.
- Leave the wings until the glue and tissue paper has dried.
What kind of wire do you use to make fairy wings?
What you’ll Need!
- Galvanized steel wire I tend to use 12 gauge.
- Floral tape, I tend to use black, but you can use different colors depending on the color wings you are making.
- Wire cutters.
- hot glue gun & glue.
- Spray bond sprayable glue, you can get it in the quilt section of the fabric store.
What are butterfly wings?
Butterfly wings are made of two protein membranes that are covered in thousands of scales and tiny hairs. These wing scales are overlapping pieces of the protein chitin and are modified, plate-like setae. The colors and patterns of butterfly and moth wings come from these layers of tiny scales.