Wednesday 27 June 2012

A fairy craft

Early one morning the kids and I were watching Play School. The presenters were making fairies. These fairies had cute little wands that really appealed to me. While the kids were glued to the screen I snuck off and made a wand. I wrapped a matchstick in tin foil and taped it down with sticky tape. I cut out a star from gold glittery card and glued it to the top of the stick with superglue. I proudly showed my wand to the girls..... they were impressed and I had to make another one, fast, so that they could each have one.

Once the girls had their fairy wands they wanted to make fairies too. Here are the steps:
  • Cover a toilet paper roll (or half a paper towel roll) with coloured paper and secure with sticky tape.
  • Punch two holes (with a holepunch) at the top of the cardboard roll and thread a long pipecleaner all the way through for arms.
  • Punch two holes at the bottom of the cardboard roll and thread a pipecleaner all the way through for legs.
  • Cut a circle with a tab at the base for the face.
  • Draw your fairy's face and then stick the tab inside the cardboard roll.
  • For the wings, twist a rectangular piece of tissue paper in the middle and secure to the back of the cardboard roll with sticky tape.
Cover cardboard roll in coloured paper

Draw your fairy's face

Attach tissue paper wings to the back of the cardboard roll

This is a craft project where I was heavily involved. I made Boo's fairy for her, while Cakey made her own and I helped with the fiddly bits. Using sticky tape, I attached a piece of wool to the top of each fairy so that the girls could make them fly.

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  1. So cute!! I love the matchstick wand!!

    1. I am in love with the little wand too. I think I want to make a whole set.

  2. i love the wand too. thanks ali for all the lovely works and scences u do with ur kids. i have been trying to do something like that with mishu but it couldn't happen. but yesterday we did it. we worked on a small scene and had a grt story telling session. thanking you for this inspiration. will be posting it on the blog soon. love and hugs. himadri.

    1. Oh how wonderful Himadri, I can't wait to read all about it.

  3. I love love love fairies. And these are adorable. So sweet.

    Thank you so much for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

  4. Oh, how fun!! We love fairy crafts in my house. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  5. Oh how cute! We just watched this episode only a few days ago and I'd like to make some too! Miss Daisy has a Peppa Pig fairy teddy! Cute! Thanks for sharing! :)


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