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Fluttering Flower Fairies

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Activity Overview

These fluttering flower fairies are full of fun and fairly easy for kids to make. These fairies are made with only a few supplies and would make great additions to any fairy garden. They are super cute and can be used as gift toppers or pretend play for children over the age of 3.

Materials Needed

  • Small 1/2 " wooden balls with hole through it (1/2 Inch round Bead)
  • Pony Beads
  • Fabric flower petals preferably with a hole in the middle otherwise you will need to make a small hole. ( assorted shapes and sizes are ideal)
  • tacky glue
  • Colored pencils
  • Craft Wire
  • Glitter ( optional)
  • yarn or colored string ( optional)
  • ruler
  • scissors

How to Make Them

  1. Start by cutting your craft wire to about 8 inches long.
  2. Cut another piece of wire about 4 inches in length.
  3. Lay it across the wire underneath the ball.
  4. Take the longer wire that is attached to the ball and wrap this up and over the smaller wire. This will wrap the smaller wire and secure it and eventually become your fairy arms.
  5. Slip your wooden bead which will be your fairy head over the top folded section of wire.
  6. Next, coming up from the bottom of your dual wire, insert one pony bead through bold wires and push it all the way up.
  7. Then do the same with two or three flower petals smallest first, then moving toward the largest flower.
  8. Next curl over the very ends of the 4 exposed craft wire pieces. Curl them into tiny circles at the ends to make hands and feet for your fairy.
  9. To decorate the head you have some options. We glued a flower to the top of the head to make a flower hat of sorts. You can also braid colored string and drape it over the top of the head and glue to secure it or glue any kind of hair on that you desire.
  10. Lastly, use your colored pencils to draw a face on the front of the wooden ball.

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