This pretty fairy card is easy to make and is an ideal birthday card for a best friend. You could also make one without wings and add a tiara to make a princess birthday card instead. It could be made independently by 5 to 10 years olds, but can also be done as a joint project with a younger child. I made it with my 3 year old - I cut out the shapes and my daughter enjoyed finger painting the hair, dabbing on glue, shaking glitter and drawing the fairy's face.
Time: 20 minutes plus drying time
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Purple and white paint
Skin coloured paper
Felt tip pen
Cut out a head and body with fine arms and legs from the skin coloured paper
Cut out wing shapes from the tracing paper. The tracing paper gives a nice translucent effect for the wings but you could also just use plain white or pretty coloured paper instead for your wings
Cut out a dress from the shimmery paper cutting petal shapes in the bottom of the dress
Wings and dress cut and ready to stick
Glue the wings onto the back of the body then stick down onto your card.
Stick the dress onto the body
Mix some purple and white paint together to give a soft lilac colour. Use a finger with the paint to fingerpaint hair onto your fairy. Young children might want to practice a few finger prints on a spare piece of paper first
Dab glue onto the wings and shake glitter over the top. As the hair paint is still wet you will also get some nice sparkles in the hair.
Dab glue onto the wings
Shake on lots of glitter
Draw a face on your fairy
Your fairy birthday card is now ready to send.
Please upload a photo of your fairy (or princess) birthday card via the comments section. We'd love to see it!