I started them off by overlapping the petals around the body of the peg, half way down and glueing using UHU adhesive. I don’t have a glue gun, sob, (I ask every birthday and am given weird looks) but I’m pretty sure that would do the job wonderfully!
As soon as that had dried I glued about 6-8 strands of wool straight across the top of the head and slightly down at the sides. You could be really creative here and give them some fabulous hairstyles!
Next I sprinkled some glitter across an open laminate pouch and laminated it to seal it shut. This made a pretty, plastic, translucent and sparkly material for cutting out wings from! You could also find a similar type of glittery card ready-made in the craft shop I’m sure. I cut out wing shapes and stuck them to the back with the same glue.
And then all that was left was to draw on simple features with permanent markers. I went with the less-is-more principle, and just did dots for eyes and a tiny little red mouth! Here they are hiding out in amongst the geraniums and petunias.
And here is a slightly altered fairy, who my friend covered up “for modesty” with more petals, and gave green petal wings to! You could make dolls, pirates, cowboys, mermaids, Father Christmas or story characters. I think we will be coming back to these in the future and C can have a go at them independently. Lots of fun!
These are great for: decorations, story telling props, toys, stocking fillers