A perfect friend for back to school. (they also make good gifts for your new teachers).
There are two versions. First I'll show you the easy way that kids can do and then the harder version which require a little sewing, ( more for older kids and Moms ). So come along now and make a leaf fairy.
- artificial silk fall leaves, felt in fall colors, glue, wooden beads (16mm or 3/4 inch)
- pipe cleaners, wool roving or yarn for hair (optional), acorn cap (optional), pin back
- For the harder version Thread/needle, embroidery floss for hands
You need some fall silk leaves. You can pick these up at Wal mart, Micheals, etc. try to get ones made from fabric. Some are made from a lightweight almost papery material. Don't get that as it will just rip while you are working with it.
Set this aside for now while you work on the head and hands.
Take your wooden bead and either paint on a face or color one in using markers. My kids like to use fine micron markers to make the face but you can also use pencil crayons.
Take one 12 inch pipe cleaner and cut it in half.
Thread your bead on and center it on the pipe cleaner.
Glue body onto the felt leaf. Position the hands where you want them to be before gluing.
Now we can put on some hair and a hat. For mine I used a little bit of brown wool roving. For those of you who don't have wool roving just lying around you can use some yarn. It sometimes helps to unravel it and separate the strands to make it look more like hair.
For a more polished look we follow the same directions up to the arms.
Bend the arm in half and wind some floss around both parts to form the hand.
Insert the body between the two leaves. Position where you want the hands to be.
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