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Life-Size Angry Birds Game
Game for all ages!
My husband is a youth pastor, so he is always looking for clever and fun games for our students. For a recent lock-in he decided to build a Life-Size Angry Birds Game and enlisted me to help. Here is a quick look at how you can put together your own giant game! This is great for all ages and doesn't take a lot of time or money to complete!
To make the pigs, several inexpensive green bouncy balls were purchased in two different sizes. The pig's faces were painted onto the balls using acrylic craft paint. If you google "Angry Bird Pigs", about a gazillion photos will pop up. I chose one to use as a guide for painting the pigs. I completed the pigs by outlining the features with a medium tip black paint pen.
Which pig will you choose?
If you are familiar with the game Angry Birds, then you know there are several pig characters. I chose four different pigs to paint (see photo above):
- King Pig
- Grandpa Pig
- Helmet Pig x 2
- Green Pig
To complete the Helmet Pig, I constructed a very simple hat out of grey and brown felt. I started by cutting 2 semi-circles from the grey felt. I was in a bit of a hurry and didn't feel like sewing that day, so you know how I put it together…with staples! Yep, just got out my office stapler, stapled the two pieces together and then flipped it inside out! Two small rectangular strips were cut from the brown felt and also stapled to the hat!!! Ta-da…the Helmet took about 5 minutes to make. Easy, fast, and inexpensive!!!!
Angry Birds vs. Bad Piggies
Which game do you prefer to play...
Constructing the Set!
With the pigs complete its time to move onto constructing the set. Huge blue plastic barrels were used as the base. This gave an immediate lift to the whole display. Large pieces of cardboard where then put into place to give a solid surface to work from. Boxes and random planks of wood were then stacked. When selecting items to stack in the display be sure they are items you are ok with possibly being dented, broken, or destroyed! The pigs were then places randomly among the display. Now it's time to play!!!
Time to play!!!
Now's the fun part!!! To play the game all you need it a water balloon launcher and an assortment of lightweight balls. We decided to use dodge balls as our "birds". The water balloon launcher was held by two participants while a third person loaded the sling with a ball and launched it at the green piggies in display!!!