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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