Monday, February 27, 2012

Angry Birds Suckers

Jayden is borderline obsessed with Angry Birds. He talks about the game constantly and begs to play it about a million times a day. Luckily, Dustin is hooked on it too, so they play together. It’s so cute to hear Jayden say “Oh Dad, that was some good damage!”. Boys! {Insert eye roll here}
When we were at the grocery store about a month ago, Jayden saw the Angry Birds boxed valentines from like 100 feet away. I don’t know how he recognized it from so far away, but I knew there was no talking him out of them. I really wanted to make his valentines to take to preschool, so I came up with something to go with his Angry Birds cards:
(I finished them the night before his school party and the light in our living room is awful… Sorry the pictures are so sad!)
I was inspired by these suckers from Brassy Apple. Jayden loves the black birds, so I knew that just the red and yellow wouldn’t cut it. Instead of piecing their faces together, I used this template. It’s supposed to be for balloons, but I printed it at 3in x 5in and it was the perfect size for my birds.
I just folded some cardstock in half and traced my shapes (I free-handed the egg and triangle. I traced the inside of a roll of painters tape for the circles). I made sure to overlap my shape over the fold just a bit so that it could fold right over the sucker. After I cut them out, I put a little adhesive(I used my glue runner) on each side and put the suckers inside.
I used my glue runner to attach all the face pieces as well. After I had the suckers all finished, I just slid the sticks into the cards and stapled it so they didn’t slide off.
Jayden was so excited the next morning when he saw them. He gave me a big hug and said “Thanks for making my Angry Bird suckers, Mom!”. It’s nice to be appreciated. :)
Here they are, all finished. I think these could be great favors for a party, not just for Valentines. They were so easy but they look like they really took some time. I spent less than 2 hours on all of them, including figuring out the shapes and sizes that would work.
Thanks for reading!


  1. Angry birds are so fun, but these are so cute! They would be great for a birthday party!!!
    I would like to invite you to the project party... you can link this up if you want or any of your projects:
    Hope you can come!

  2. HA!! Now these are just too funny! I love Angry Birds too! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!