Unable to spot a live kingfisher (despite repeated efforts) Willa decided to make his own.
Papier mache Kingfisher resting in Wolverton’s Community Orchard
He used a hollow egg for the main body shape, using a hot glue gun to fix it to a wire base.
With some help from mummy, a head was made from plasticine.
Covering the head in clingfilm, paper strips were stuck down with PVA glue.
Once the glue was dry, the head was taken off so that the plasticine could be removed. The head was taped back in place with masking tape and more strips of paper were glued down.
Then we added shapes for wings and tail.
Mixing bright orange for the Kingfisher’s breast and cheeks.
And applying several coats of poster paint.
Typex is good for bright white patches before adding black dots for eyes and beak.
My next post will show my entry for Wolverton’s scarecrow festival, to be held on Sunday 18th September.