Friday, September 24, 2010

* EASY Kid Craft: Pipe Cleaner Flower Fairies

The girls and I loved these pipe cleaner flower fairies
when we saw them in Family Fun Magazine

I completely forgot about them until "C" and I were
playing in her new Autumn sensory box and we decided we needed some
fall fairy friends to live in it. (I'll post her box soon!)

I told her we could use some of the fall silk leaves to make fairy skirts.
(I think another bloggy friend made these or something similar recently but I can't remember who!)

This was our first little fall fairy.
I wasn't too happy with her face but we couldn't take it off
once we'd made the whole fairy.  (sorry, she's a bit out of focus)

This was our second fall fairy and I thought her face  was creepy! 
The sharpie marker bled on the grain of the wood and made
her eyelashes dark and gave her eyes a sinister quality... maybe she's the fall witch!

 Third attempt....
Then, we had to make a Rapunzel Fairy with LOTS of long hair!

Fourth Fairy... Mommy made a little  Yellow and Blue Daffodil Fairy... that's more like it. 

 Here's the Crazy Artist Fairy with Rainbow Hair! 

Big sister "E" got home from school and got right to work making fairies with us. 
I love this blue one she made (the one on the right)
and she made the sweet pink one for her little sister "C"

  "C" loved her pink fairy
with Pink Rainbow Hair!!

So here's how to make your own...
(if we can do it so can you!)

These would be a great  birthday party activity,
scouts craft, rainy day/sick day activity....

1. Start with one pipe cleaner bent in half for the main body and legs.

2. Then, HALF of a pipe cleaner to be the arms.
You can use one color of pipe cleaner or mix and match.

3. You'll need some yarn for the hair (or embroidery floss).

4. Wooden bead for the head.

5. Three more little beads (pony bead or wooden)
2 will be the "shirt" 1 will be the "undies".

6. Silk flower petals for the skirt. (from a disassembled flower)
or silk leaves  (just cut a small slit in the center)

7. Sharpies to add face details (be careful with the wood grain!)

Bend the big pipe cleaner over the yarn hair and give it one small twist/pinch.

Thread on the bigger wooden bead as the head
(so the hair is coming out like a big crazy yarn sprout!)
Twist the "half" pipe cleaner around the body to make some arms.

Now, bend the "arms" in toward the body and twist so the hands are two little hoops.

Slide on the two "shirt" beads. 

Now, thread on the "skirt" flower petals, add one more pony bead as "undies"
Finally, bend the two legs back up toward the body 
and twist to create little "hoop" feet (like the hands)
Draw on a little face with sharpies and you're ready to play! 

Happy Fairy Friend Making!

pink and green mama

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