Here comes Tweety! Looks easy to make with nut shells? Well, I spent days thinking about Tweety’s beak! It’s nothing like the penguin‘s or the angry bird‘s. Finally, I made the beak with, guess what? – pistachio shells! But notice that Tweety’s beak does not look like Ducky‘s, which is also made of Pistachio shells. So, how did I really make Tweety’s beak? I’ll explain shortly, but first thing’s first.
Materials used to make Tweety:
- Walnut shell
- Pistachio shell
- wiggly eyes
- Black string
- Acrylic paint
I used a whole walnut shell to make the head, so I can stick in the three strands of hair. That’s what the black string is used for, of course!
When you make Tweety, remember to stick the hair before you join the two halves of the shell.
And even before you stick the hair, paint the shells yellow.
Okay, you are eager to know how I cut pistachio shells to make Tweety’s beak. Remember how we pierced the pistachio shells to make earrings? The technique is the same. Here’s the secret: soak the pistachio shells in water for about an hour or until they become translucent. You can then cut them with a pair of scissors, like you cut your vegetables. Here, watch me:
Now paint the beak orange and stick it on to the head.
Now all that is left to do is to stick the eyes, right? Wrong!
Do not forget Tweety’s famous brows! Paint them using a marker pen, if you like. That’s what I did. Notice the significant difference.
Finally, attach a magnet to the back of the head. You need not do this unless you would like to have a fridge magnet. But if you want this Tweety head to sit on your table-top (or TV-top) you have to fill it with something heavy.
If you like my Tweety, if you think this easy to make, and/or if you have learned a thing or two from this post, do not forget to tweet!