Sunday, April 18, 2010

Crafty Birds - Making Flying Fairies

Holley of Girlish Whimsy and the girls made these adorable fairies last Thursday. They have been flying all around our house and have even been to the park. We are on a bit of a fairy kick lately (see our fairy house). Enjoy...

Lollypop stick
Pipe cleaner
Blue painters tape
Black Sharpie

Step 1: Cut the front off the box and make a slit in the top of the box.

Step 2: Paint the box with grass, sky and stars.

Step 1: Draw a face on the lollypop stick.

Step 2: With painters tape, attach several feathers on the bottom half of the lollypop stick for a skirt. Attach one feather on the top of the stick for hair.

Step 3: Wrap pipe cleaners around the middle of the lollypop stick for arms.

Step 4: To make the fairy fly... make a loop with the ribbon - attach one end of the ribbon to the back of the fairy and the other end to an additional lollypop stick.  

Step 5: Hang the fairy in the diorama by sliding the top stick through the box slit.

Play, play, play!

Holley, by the way, is a very talented artist, musician, and graphic designer. She basically creates whatever pops into my mind including my blog header and all of our birthday party invitations (see our ice cream social and pond party.) And lucky for you, she can design whatever you may fancy too!


  1. Thank you for your comment!
    This Fairies are beutiful!

  2. OK, those are so totally cute. I wonder if there is a good way to 'boy' them up? I'm a little jealous when I see girly fairy crafts ;-)

  3. I think you could make some fun spiders. Paint a single egg crate black and add some googley eyes and pipe-cleaner legs. The string attaching the spider to the box would look like a web.

    I would love to see pictures if you try it.

    We just made bumble bees with salt dough - I hope to post a tutorial this week.