Hettie is participating in the Crafty Crow's Kid's Ornaments Swap this year.
"Mama, this is my second swap of my whole life!"
"Why do you like swapping so much?"
"Because you usually get to use glue and glitter and you get mail."
A girl after my own heart.
Here are the fairies she made and how we did them:
You'll need wood people and a clutch of silk daisy flowers (as many flowers as you have people). When you pull the flowers apart you'll be left with a green base (this will be the hat) the petals (they will be the wings) and then centers which we saved for some other future project.
We started out by making a tracing piece that fit the fairy bodies as their skirts. I hadn't traced with Hettie in a while and was surprised to see how good she has gotten at it.
Add the faces with a fine point Sharpie. I knew my perfectionist child would likely struggle with this so we did some dry runs on paper first by tracing the bodies and adding faces. When it was time to draw directly on the bodies, I held the green flower bases that were going to be their hats while Hettie drew so she put the faces in the right place.
Let them set a bit.
Cut the petal pieces in half. We tried to glue these on with white glue, but in the end a glue gun was in order. We cut a length of embroidery floss and glued it and the petals to the back of each fairy.