If you’re dressing like Tinker Bell or any other fairy, wings are key. Though purchasing ready-made wings is an option, Sunset Dragon, a.k.a. Sakuranym, has an easy to follow tutorial detailing how to make an iridescent set of them. Supplies include pliers, wire, fantasy film sheets, paper, hot glue, and a handful of other materials. The only item you’d need to order is the fantasy film. The large polyester sheets shimmer and are ideal for building wings. If you don’t want to order it, you may be able to find a similar material in the gift-wrapping section or floral supply section of your preferred craft store.
The first step is drawing a pattern (Sunset Dragon used an old Trader Joe’s bag) and bending 14 and 16 gauge wire over the pattern. Use the thicker wire for the outside of the wing. Then you’ll glue the fantasy film to the wire, sandwich style.
See the complete tutorial at DeviantArt. It’s simple and leads to a beautiful result.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.