Woodland Flower Fairies
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 1-1/2" Styrofoam brand foam ball
- Acrylic paints: pink, black, red, rose
- Floral items:
- 2 Lilies
- 2 Daisies
- Small silk flower of choice for headpiece
- 2 Wired green silk leaves, 3"
- 2 Pink chenille stems, 12"
- 1/8" Pink pompom
- Gold glitter glue
- Embroidery floss
- Wooden skewer
- Paintbrushes: stiff round, liner
- Disposable palette
- Water basin
- Paper towels
- Wire cutters
- Small pliers
- Low-temperature glue gun and glue sticks
- Craft glue
- Insert skewer into foam ball. Holding skewer, use stiff brush to paint ball pink. Place skewer in heavy glass or jar until paint is completely dry.
- Use wire cutters to cut lily from stem. Use wire cutters or small pliers to remove flower center pieces, but leave green sepals if present.
- Cut daisy bloom from stem, remove center and separate petals into layers. Make tiny slit in center of two petal layers if no hole exists.
- Fold 12" chenille stem in half. Thread folded end up through lily to make legs. Fold ends up 3/8" to create feet; bend stem slightly at knees.
- Slide two daisy petal layers over folded end of chenille stem to create collar. Glue and push folded end 3/4" into bottom of foam ball head; let dry.
- Cut two 4" lengths from second chenille stem for arms. Hot glue one end of each arm under collar on each side of fairy. Fold ends up 3/8" to create hands; bend stems slightly at elbows.
- To make wings, twist leaf stems together and trim to 1/2" long. Fold up stem to make tiny loop and glue loop to back of fairy. When dry, bend leaves out at angle as shown.
- Use skewer or handle end of paintbrush to dot black eyes onto face. Glue pink pompom nose in place. Use liner brush to paint tiny red mouth. Use very dry paintbrush to blush cheeks rose color.
- Cut small silk flowers from stems. Glue one to neck and several around head. Highlight dress and wings with gold glitter glue; let dry.
- For hanger, cut 8" floss and knot ends; apply glue to knot and push into back of foam ball with skewer.