Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Flower Fairies for Small Hands

Originally, I was going to use the tutorial to make Flower Fairies with Princess and Big Boy, however, these were a bit too tiny for their little hands.  I prefer the kids to do most of the work on their art projects and this is the variation I came up with based on the sweet tiny fairies tutorial.

First, we took apart all the pieces of a fake poinsettia plant and laid out all our materials.  One flower and one doll body makes one flower fairy.

Second, we drew faces on the doll bodies. We used a thin tipped marker instead of the chuncky ones.

Third, we glued the poinsettia flowers to the center of the body.  We also glued some yarn for the hair.  Originally, I used some fabric glue, but it didn't stick.  We resorted to old fashioned elmer's glue.

Fourth, we glued the wings on the back of the doll body and plastic cap on the head.  I did need to use a glue gun for the plastic cap.

And lastly, we tied a bow around the waist and tucked the center thingy (I cannot think of the name right now) of the poinsettia in the bow.


Erin said...

Oh, how cute, Sue!! Thanks for posting your adaptation! I couldn't find the clothespins for the original idea and will be modifying it as well, so we'll see how they turn out!

Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

Cute! Fairies seem to be so in right now.

Kristi said...

very cute and very creative