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Flapping Owl    Flapping Owl

Materials Tools
Craft Foam or leather
2 Brass fasteners (1/2")
2 Nuts (3/16")
Pony bead
2 Wobble eyes (1/4" or 7 mm)
2' string
Wood block 1/4"x3/8"x1/2"
PVC ring
Permanent Marker
Hole punch
E-6000™ glue

See the Moving Chapter for more instructions, hints, tips, and ideas.

This one can be a little tricky. You may have to experiment a little to get the placement of the string and holes in the wings just right. Refer to the illustration below for placement of the parts.

You can use either craft foam or leather. Craft foam is easier to cut for younger crafters.

Use a smaller diameter PVC ring to hold it on tight. See this page for more hints on Keeping Slides On.

Flapping Owl Back   Flapping Owl Back

If you have trouble getting the wings to move up and down freely, here are some steps that will help:

Flapping Owl Template

You can also use a 3/8" flat head bolt and nut instead of the brass fasteners. See Running Antelope to see how this is done.

Not quite ready for something this complicated? Then try just a plain Leather Owl.

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