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    • Gintotmelinda
    • By Gintotmelinda 29th Nov 17, 4:59 PM
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    Help! Angel wings nativity
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    • 29th Nov 17, 4:59 PM
    Help! Angel wings nativity 29th Nov 17 at 4:59 PM
    Hi all


    My daughter is panicking as DGS is to be an angel in the nursery nativity play. We can do most of the costume but angel wings? What materials would be best to use and how to attach them? The white part of his costume is a t shirt. He is three and a half and little for his age. I have searched on line and there is nothing suitable. We have to do it by 9th December. No pressure then!


    Hoping for ideas as I am not handy at things like this!


    Thanks


    Gintot
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    • jackyann
    • By jackyann 29th Nov 17, 5:09 PM
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    Large paper plates, attached to a sort of harness made of white tape. Best of all, treat everyone to large pizzas and use the white polystyrene circles.

    Also, ask at the school gate what everyone else is doing!
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 29th Nov 17, 5:12 PM
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    When mine were young a pair of wire coat hangers pulled into shape with white tights stretched over them with a bit of PVA and glitter worked - these were fixed to white !!!8216;braces!!!8217; made from a but up shirt.

    Have you checked Poundland etc or any kids dressing up/toy shop places.

    Last resort - net curtain glued to white t shirt with elastic wrist bracelets (scrunchies)
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    • MandM90
    • By MandM90 29th Nov 17, 5:23 PM
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    Like the paper plate idea, this is a pic from Pinterest:

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    • MandM90
    • By MandM90 29th Nov 17, 5:25 PM
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    Or loo roll?:



    Instructions: http://athriftydiva.com/diy-angel-wings-costume-tutorial/
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 29th Nov 17, 5:29 PM
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    ^^^^

    Lovely x
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    • Witless
    • By Witless 29th Nov 17, 5:57 PM
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    Check out the bay using "dressing up angel's wings": several for a couple of quid - even if you don't buy they'll give you some ideas.
    • Gintotmelinda
    • By Gintotmelinda 29th Nov 17, 6:45 PM
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    Thanks everyone-some brilliant ideas and suggestions.


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    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 29th Nov 17, 7:09 PM
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    Wire coat hangers bent and then silver tinsel wrapped around, attach over shoulders and round chest with elastic?
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    • CapricornLass
    • By CapricornLass 29th Nov 17, 7:53 PM
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    Or a bit of spray glitter over the plates/tissue/white tights, whatever you decide to do?
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 29th Nov 17, 9:15 PM
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    Check out the bay using "dressing up angel's wings": several for a couple of quid - even if you don't buy they'll give you some ideas.
    Originally posted by Witless
    Or Poundland if you donít have the patience to wait for postage.
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    • Gintotmelinda
    • By Gintotmelinda 30th Nov 17, 12:26 PM
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    MandM90 going for the Pinterest paper plate idea. Thanks for the heads up it's brilliant!

    Thanks everyone for your interest and help.

    Gintot
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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 30th Nov 17, 12:35 PM
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    A3 sheet of white funky foam (available from hobbycraft and probably other craft shops), cut in to wings shape (I used google images to find a wing shape I liked), silver tinsel stuck round the edge, then a large loop of elastic stuck on it with a strong glue to make straps.

    Funky foam is great because it is soft and flexible so he can run around in it without risk of hurting himself or others, and without breaking the wings
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    • Out, Vile Jelly
    • By Out, Vile Jelly 30th Nov 17, 3:04 PM
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    At that age I would expect any self-respecting child to rip the wings off, eat bits of them and then refuse to go on stage.
    They are an EYESORES!!!!
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