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Miniature Flower Fairies

by Carolyn Hopping (follow)
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Most children are blessed with a fertile imagination, and an inherent love for magic and the fairy realm. Therefore this activity would be a great one to include, either in the home or an educational setting, when you’ve been reading a fairy or fantasy story together, and would like to enjoy a creative activity with a corresponding theme. Once they’re completed, children can incorporate their new fairy friends in their own imaginative play.



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This is a wonderful activity for a rainy day, and will keep youngsters busy for hours. The materials that are used are inexpensive and easily sourced, either in the home or from your local craft shop.

Time: About one hour, depending on the age of the children.

Age: 5-10's, Over 10's

Level: Medium

Materials



miniature flower fairies


Wooden dolly pegs and / or small wooden spoons (spoons are best for very young children)
Coloured pencils or ball-point pens
Child-friendly scissors
Craft glue
Adhesive tape – either plastic sticky tape or paper masking tape
Plain pipe-cleaners – enough to make arms for each of your fairies
Various types of pretty colourful paper for your fairies’ dresses (if you are having trouble finding some, many types of recycled gift wrap are perfect for this, or even plain paper, coloured with pencils and embellished with glitter)
Cotton wool, sheep’s wool, knitting wool, felt or coloured paper (for the fairies’ hair)
Fancy silver or gold paper (or a lacy paper doily) for the fairies’ wings
Glitter and / or glitter glue
Glittery pipe-cleaners – for the fairies’ crowns (optional)
Craft jewels (optional)
Small artificial flowers -such as those used in scrapbooking (optional)

Method
Taking the dolly pegs or small wooden spoons, gently draw a face on each. Using the picture below as a guideline, try to keep the face to the very top part of the peg or spoon so that there will be plenty of room for your fairies’ bodies.



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Take a length of pipe-cleaner, cut some pieces to approximately nine centimetres in length. These will be your fairies’ arms.
Taking one piece of straightened pipe-cleaner, place a peg or small spoon in its centre and secure it there with masking tape. If necessary, trim the ends of the pipe-cleaners to a realistic length for arms.



miniature flower fairies


Using child-friendly scissors, cut the pretty paper to make your fairies’ dresses. For a blouse I usually just cut a simple square or rectangle, while the skirt can be made in a variety of ways, depending on the type of paper you’re using. For wooden spoon fairies, I usually just cut a simple half circle of pretty paper, while I sometimes pleat or even sew the paper (or fabric) for those made out of the dolly pegs. Depending upon the age of the children who are crafting, some adult assistance may be required for this.



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Your dolls will now need magic wings to transform them into fairies. I generally draw small ovals in an appropriate size on the silver or gold paper. Alternatively, paper doilies with a lacy design also make very pretty fairy wings. After cutting them out, we attach them to the fairies with craft glue or strong adhesive tape.



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Using craft glue or clear sticky tape, attach hair to each fairy. I usually find that cotton wool is best with very young children as it’s relatively easy to work with and provides a lovely wispy appearance.



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Your fairies are now almost complete. If you have sparkly pipe-cleaners on hand, perhaps you’d like to make them a glittery crown or a magic wand now. Gold cardboard crowns, craft jewels, glitter or glitter glue can also be added at this point to add some extra bling. Small artificial flowers (such as those used for scrapbooking) also add a nice touch.



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#Pipe cleaners
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