Learn how to make your very own paper Hummingbird with this hand crafted kit by Zack Mclaughlin of Paper & Wood.
Learn the techniques Zack has honed over the years to create paper feathers and ultimately your own mini Hummingbird sculpture. The Hummingbird is life size once completed, with a wingspan of approximately 15cm.
Zack takes many weeks to research and design every bird he makes, looking at the bird from many angles and finding feather libraries from where he can draw out the blueprints needed to create his sculptures. These blueprints allow for accuracy when recreating what he finds so beautiful in the natural world.
These original drawings have been reproduced within this kit for you, so you too can work from the very drawings Zack lovingly illustrated.
This craft is a very mindful one, snipping and gluing paper feathers for hours, there is something quite meditative about it. To fully complete this Hummingbird could take from 10-20 hours, depending on your speed and skill set, but you can dip in and out as often and for as long as you like each time, a lovely project with a real sense of achievement at the end.
Zack’s birds are a true ode to nature, and as such he takes hours upon hours making each one, he really hopes you can get into the same mindset and fall in love with paper as well as all of natures details.
Inside the box:
- Hummingbird body - a solid resin body onto which all the feathers can be attached
- A3 Template sheets - these have all of Zack’s original drawings and layouts for the wings and tail of the Hummingbird, including each and every
- feather you will need to create.
- Instructions - step by step guide starting with the wire feet and wing arms, right through to the entire paper construction of the feathers, wings and
- Paper & Wood pencil
- All purpose glue
- 0.9mm and 0.5mm copper craft wire
- Brass hanging hoop
- Sheets of tracing paper
- Enough 160 gsm white, pink, green and grey pastel paper for the entire build
- Painting tips sheet
What you will need to have already: a comfy pair of scissors/craft knife/cutting mat/pliers. Paints are not included also.
Paper bird kit is suitable for children over 12 years old.
Kit dimensions: 35 x 24 x 5cm
The delivery options for this item are listed below (if it doesn't state 'Express delivery' then that option is not available for this product). As soon as you place your order, this small business will spring into action, get it ready and send it out... (and you can feel wonderful for supporting them).
Delivery options available
Standard delivery: included
Receive it by 12th - 14th December
Express delivery: £8.50
Receive it by 10th - 11th December
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Paper & Wood
Hackney - east london
Mixed media sculptures, artworks and Kits inspired by the beauty and details I find in the natural world around me. Commission a one off sculpture of something you love in nature, or have a wonderful mindful time creating your own artwork with one of my easy to follow paper kits to make at home.
"Nature deserves attention to detail" - Zack x