The cockatoo is by far one of the most annoying birds in the animal kingdom. But we see through their crazy cawing for what they truly are: Cute and cuddly creatures of the air! Using both felt and pom-poms, we’ve made this incredibly easy cockatoo pet project.
Now it’s your turn! Just gather the tools and materials, then download the templates. Finally, follow the step-by-step tutorial or download the instructions. Hope you love your newest felt friend. (Caw!)
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- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Micro-Tip Scissors (recommended)
- Pom-Pom Makers (2 sizes) – Clover 1-3/8” & 1-5/8”
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt – White, Rose Quartz, and Marble
- Benzie Design Felt – Yellow
- Brava Sport Acrylic Yarn – “White” and “Cotton Candy” (similar)
- Two 6mm Black Beads
- If you haven’t already, become a Lia Griffith Annual Member. This gives you access to unlimited SVG downloads!
- Gather tools and materials.
- Make 2 pom-poms for the bird – Wrap the smallest pom-pom maker with pink yarn, and the bigger one with 3/4 white and 1/4 pink yarn.
- Finish making the pom poms and trim evenly.
- Tie the head and body together with the pink part of the body meeting the head. Trim the ends. You can also just trim o the ties first and glue the head to the body to get it in the correct spot.
- Cut out felt according to the pattern. Micro-tip scissors makes cutting out the small detailed pieces easier.
- Glue together the beak and head feathers as shown, so that they are double-sided.
- Part the yarn in the middle of the head and glue on the beak and feathers.
- Trim away the yarn a bit and glue on the beads for the eyes. You can give the face a little more shape with the smaller scissors.
- Glue together the tail and wing pieces as shown.
- Part the yarn at the base of bird and glue on the tail feathers.
- Glue the tops of the wings to the side of the bird and the two feet under the body.
- Make a classic cockatoo using all white yarn and yellow felt instead of pink.
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