Welcome to virtual Wacky Wednesdays! With Summer Reading this year centered on the theme of fairy tales, what better way to start than with creating fairies?
Inspiration for this craft came from The Craft Patch blog. We have adapted the instructions to better suit the materials in the craft kits provided by the library. The original craft can be viewed here: www.thecraftpatchblog.com/clothespin-flower-fairy-craft.
Use the hot glue gun to attach the silk rose petals around the middle of the clothes pin, layering them into a skirt. While we used individual rose petals for this craft, The Craft Patch recommends using whole silk flowers and pulling them apart into rings of flower petals. If you choose to buy your own supplies for this craft, we recommend using whole silk flowers, as individual petals are more difficult to arrange.
Give your fairy a dress top by wrapping washi tape around the clothespin a few times above the petal skirt. If washi tape isn’t available, you can use markers to draw a top on. That works just as well!
Steps Three & Four:
Create a hat or crown by using the glue gun to attach a small silk flower to the "head" of the clothespin. Next, use the Sharpie to draw two small dots for eyes, and use a Q-tip to dab pink pastel onto your fairy's cheeks for a cute blush.
Steps Five & Six:
Add rose petal or leaf wings to your fairy using the hot glue gun. Finally, insert the clothespin into the stand and your fairy is complete!
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