Decorate your beautiful Craft Stick Fairy and sprinkle with some glitter to bring some sparkle to your creations. It’s so easy to do, and so much fun. Suitable for children aged five and over.
If you have a child at your house who loves fairies, I think you’ll love these super easy
DIY Craft Stick Fairy Craft for Kids
- Craft Sticks – the Giant ones are easier for younger kids
- Glue Stick
- Colored Tissue Paper
- Rubber bands or loom bands
- Markers – Black & Pink
- Scissors &
- Star Stickers in Gold
To make the Craft Stick Fairy:
Watch the video tutorial for step by step:
Start off by cutting out a long rectangular piece of tissue paper. Its width should be 3/4th the length of the craft stick. Don’t worry about ragged lines. You can fold it inwards and secure using glue to get an even hem.
Now, crimp and wrap around the craft stick. Slowly gather, pinch, hold and wrap until the craft stick is fully covered from all sides.
Using a rubber band or a matching loom band, secure it around the waist of the fairy. Adjust it up or down along the craft stick.
That’s it.. Now it’s time to add the features. Using a pink marker, we drew the hair and the shoes. Colored them in. You could match the shoes and hair with the outfit or use a different one altogether. You could also use plastic flowers as hair to make little garden fairies. Or use wool to make the hair. Using a black marker we added an outline and some definition.
Finally, Cut out winged shapes from a golden glitter paper and stick to the back of the fairy using glue. We used a glue stick but our wings fell off after some time. Use a stronger glue or a glue gun to secure the wings. To make the crown, cut a golden star sticker and stick the 3 point star as the crown.
Make one, make two or make a whole set of rainbow fairies. Who wouldn’t be excited by the idea of pretty little winged-creatures, fluttering around and spreading magic?!
Create your own fairy story
With their magical powers and ability to fly, fairies are the perfect subject for creating stories. Depending on the age of your child, they can either write and illustrate their own fairy book or you can write their story as they dictate it (this is a great way to promote literacy skills for pre-school children) and get them to add illustrations on each page.
Have fun creating and naming your fairies. Make up an original plot. This is a great way to develop imagination and learn new words along the way.