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Body – 1 strip black
Wings – 1 strip black each
Head – 1 half strip black
Ears – small length of black, approx 1 eighth strip
Roll the body first. Roll entire strip, release coil and allow to relax. Glue the end of the strip to the body of the coil to create a loose circle. Gently squeeze the coil at one end to create a rounded ended-teardrop shape.
Roll the 2 strips for the wings up individually. Release coils and allow to relax. Glue the ends of the strips to the bodies of the coils to create two loose circles. Try to make these circles match in size, as this will help to create more symmetrical wings.
Pinch the circles into a teardrop shape.
Pinch off-centre from the opposite side to the point of the teardrop to create an unsymmetrical half-circle, ie the bulge of the circle isn’t in the centre of the half-circle, but off to one side.
Pinch at the height of the bulge in the half circle to create another point.
You should now have a triangle shape, with one long side, and two progressively smaller sides.
Push the shortest of the sides in toward the centre of the shape, so that it curves inwards..
Roll the half strip up, release coils and allow to relax. Hold against the body shape to judge whether it is the right size.
If too small, hold the centre of the coil loosely and unroll a few loops of the coil to loosen. Glue the end of the strip in the position that matches this size.
If it is too large, hold the centre of the coil loosely and gently pull the end of the strip to tighten the coils. Roll the excess length in the same way as before, and glue to body of coil,
Position the longest point of the wings on top of the body, with the inwardly curved section furthest away from the body, and glue in place. Glue the head on top of the wings.
When the glue has dried, fold the small length of black into an ‘M’ shape. Glue the lower tip of the ‘M’ to the centre of the top of the head. When the centre has dried securely, glue the ‘legs’ of the ‘M’ to the side of the head.
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