Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Angry Birds; the "first edition" (made from only recycled materials)

This is a gift I made for my brother Ben (23). Excuse the photos, I was still painting Christmas Eve and neglected to take any photos until it had been unwrapped (and was being played with).

You just stack up the boxes, place the can pigs...

And knock them over :) Nice action shot, please excuse all the legs and feet, there were a lot of people! (and I have another brother who wears shorts all winter long!)

My two favourites; white trash pig and colonel pig. Just tin cans painted with acrylic paints (spare from a canvas set) and outlined in a black marker.

The ball was a little harder, hence the trout pout lips. But done the same as the pigs. I refuse to pencil line first and just go straight in with the paint!

I also made a tin can bird as a 'hostage' to make the game harder as they progress, they can't hit that one.

You can kind of see it at the back in this photo.

Free, green and lots of fun. Though my brothers love pretty much anything competitive! 

I should point out that my little sister is the champion, one hit and all down on two 'levels'.

*Update, I found where I first saw this idea, it's here!*


  1. what a fun idea! and I just have to let you know that my four year old was sitting at the computer with me and saw your pic at southern lovely's link up...he said, "we have to check that out!"

    glad we did! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is so amazing!!!

  3. my boys would love this! You should join me in Handmade 52!

  4. Clever lady...this is such a good idea!

    Visiting from Show and Tell Friday,


  5. Homemade angry birds - so cute!! I love this idea! Thank you so much for linking up -


  6. Found you on Skip to my Lou. Such a fantastic post! My son LOVES angry birds! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?