You can purchase wings, but making them is a unique craft. Search the Web for wing patterns. Find one you feel you can accomplish and build a pair of wings. Wear your wings for a while and decide what adjustments would make them more comfortable, easier to wear and more fun.
Fairy make-up includes lots of glitter, color and rhinestones. Explore fairy make-up online. Create a unique fairy look for yourself or someone else. Take photos to document your final design so you can recreate it later.
If you really enjoy doing the make-up, start a small photo journal to document your developing make-up skills. This will also help you when you’re stuck for ideas. Feel free to include images you find online that you’d like to duplicate.
Fairy clothing can be simple or extravagant. You can accessorize clothing you already have or make something new. Sketch out a fairy outfit for yourself or someone else. Here are some things you might want to incorporate into your outfit.
- Embellished sleeveless tops
- Satin slippers
Wands are another simple craft item. Don’t feel stuck with a standard star on your wand. Try snowflakes or faux flowers to give it a unique look. Perhaps bubble wands are your thing. Search the Web for a multitude of wand ideas and make one or more to coordinate with your wings, make-up and clothing.
5. Flower garland.
Also known as a flower hair wreath, these utilize wire, ribbon and small flowers to make a cute hair piece. Find instructions online or design your own.
6. Fairy dust.
Fairy dust is as easy as glitter or a combination of glitter and colored sand. Experiment with making fairy dust out of items such as seed beads, no-hole beads and other mediums you can find. Place the fairy dust into necklace vials, bottles, pouches or a container you make yourself.
7. Treasure box.
Choose any box you like and decorate it. Use paint, rhinestones, flowers and other items that fit your fairy theme. Make sure your box is large enough to hold your fairy treasures. Of course, you may choose to make a treasure box that fits in your fairy house instead.
8. Fairy collage.
When most people think collage, they think of flat paper with pieces glued to it. While this is an option, try decorating and putting fairy items in a shoebox or shrine. Add three-dimensional elements and create a special keepsake.
9. Tooth fairy pouch.
Make a simple drawstring bag from fabric. You can add stamped images, glitter paint, seed beads and other items to decorate the bag. The bag can be used to hold teeth for the tooth fairy, fairy treasures or magical fairy dust.
10. Fairy journal.
Keep track of all your fairy activities. From sketches of fairies to favorite flowers to your own poetry, you can use your fairy journal any way you like. Create a simple journal with paper, string and an awl (for punch binding). Decorate the cover with your good fairy taste and have fun with this project.
NOTE: If you don’t want to try bookbinding, decorate a purchased notebook or journal.
11. Flowers for all.
Flowers are big with fairies. Find sites with instructions to make flowers out of paper, clay, felt or just about any material. Create flowers that are coordinated with your fairy look.
Check out the Enrichment Project badge program “Paper Flowers” for more ideas.
12. Fairy jewelry.
Incorporate your fairy style into headbands, necklaces, bracelets and more. Materials should include ribbons, flowers, charms and sparkling beads.
13. Fairy masks.
With pre-cut masks or templates, decorate your mask with a variety of bright colored markers or paints as well as glitter. If doing this activity with a group, consider a sample or two available to spark creativity.
Fairies can be made out of almost anything. Find free instructions on the Web or look through the Enrichment Project supplements for this badge program. Create one or more fairies and determine for what age each type is an appropriate craft.
- Clothespin fairy
- Flower fairy from faux flowers and floral wire
- Clay fairy
- Ribbon fairy
- Recycled Barbie or other doll
Use one of these ideas or gather materials and create your own unique fairies.
15. Paper dolls.
Find paper doll fairies or adjust a paper doll and make a fairy out of it. Start a fairy fashion set for your doll.
16. Photo fairies.
Take photos of family and friends. Either digitally or by hand, outline the photos and add wings and other items to make fairies. Create a collage with your fairy friends.
17. Outfits for dolls.
Take some of the items you created for human-sized fairies and size them down for your favorite doll. Alternately, find patterns and make an item or two.
Fairy crafts galore
18. Many more crafting ideas.
The number of fairy crafting ideas seems infinite. Look online or at your local library for even more fun fairy craft ideas.
19. Teach others.
Show others how to make the fairy crafts you’ve enjoyed. You can do this at a meeting, special day event or even do an entire fantasy day camp featuring the projects you enjoyed creating.
20. Craft fair.
For money earning, try holding or participating in a craft fair. Feature your fairy creations.
21. Fairy event.
Host a fairy event, utilizing one or more of the craft projects above as activities.
Sites to Explore
To download a PDF of this badge program, click here: EP_Fairy Crafts