Aren't they beautiful?
A new project for Eva and I! Unfortunately we couldn't get gypsana here. My parents used it for the heads and the wings which looks really pretty, but is not that appropriate in Africa anyway :-).
So I decided to do it with wallpaper glue and newspaper, making black and white faced angels instead.
Here is what you need:
Wooden logs (make sure they stand nicely), cardboard to cut out the wings, long and shorter nails to fix the heads and the wings to the wood, newspaper and wallpaper glue or gypsana, styrofoam balls (mine have a diameter of 7 cm / 2,7 inches), some decoration for the heads.
Put a nail through the middle of the ball
You can hammer the nail in now already or wait until you have covered the head. We tried both versions, they both work fine
Now start tearing the newspaper into small-ish pieces, soak them in wallpaper glue and start to cover one side of the wings. Let it dry before you do the other side
Then cover the head. Once the glue is dry, nail the wings onto the back and decorate the head. The angels are really easy to make, the only problem we had was that the camelthorn wood we used is extremly hard. It is VERY difficult to make holes into it :-).
Here are the angels. This is Martha, sprouting the little net I use to keep flies out of my wine on her head
This is Johannes, with a gorgeous cupcake hat
And here we have Sebastian who has got the packaging from last night's take-away as a crown
They were a bit shy in the beginning and first didn't want to come into the house
But after some sweet talking to they settled in on the kitchen table