These sweet little fairy dolls are so simple to make and they are sure to capture a little girl's heart. Perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree or bringing a smile to your face anytime.
This would be a good craft to do with a child. You could make all sorts of individual little characters.
Let's get started...
...for one fairy you will need:
- a wooden bead with a hole drilled through it
- a pipe cleaner
- scraps of fabric and ribbon or string
- wool, tulle strips or rope for hair
- marker pens
- any other embellishments you fancy eg. fake flowers, sequins, glitter
To make your fairy:
Cut a scrap of fabric into a circle of approximately 12cm or 5" in diameter. Cut a small hole in the centre. Also cut two arm slits roughly where the '2' and '3' are on the tape measure
Cut the pipe cleaner in half and fold one half in half again.
Poke the folded end through the hole in the bead and open it out.
Poke lengths of wool, tulle (or whatever you like to use as hair) through the hole in the pipe cleaner. Also poke through a piece of string or ribbon to hang up the finished fairy. I added a fake flower to this one.
Pull the pipe cleaner back through to firmly hold the hair in place and open out the ends. These will become the arms.
Fold the other half pipe cleaner in half and wind it around the fairy's neck a couple of times to secure it.
Twist a few times to form the body and legs.
And it's time to get dressed. Poke the body of the fairy through the hole in the dress and pop the arms through the slits.
Tie a ribbon around the waist of the dress.
Draw on a face, make any minor wardrobe and hair adjustments...and she's done!
I made lots!
You could add wings, sequins, glitter, hats. Go wild and have fun. I would love to see pictures of any you make. Email me or post them on my facebook page and I may feature them here.
I will be sharing this with some of the link parties listed at the bottom of the page.