Friday, September 10, 2010

The Craft Club: Pipe Cleaner Fairy

How To Make A Pipe Cleaner Fairy Craft

We've been making Pipe Cleaner Fairy's. They are so easy and so very cute.

Here's how:

Cut two pipe cleaners, 16cm long and 8cm long. These will become the body, the arms and the legs. Also cut 8 lengths of wool, 16cm long.

You just want to make sure that you hide those little sharp ends on the pipe cleaners. So whilst it is difficult to see in this image, just fold each end over a little so they aren't so sharp.

Next, bend the longest pipe cleaner in half.

Put the wool in the 'bend' of the pipe cleaner.

And feed on a wooden bead.

Grab the small pipe cleaner and wrap around the body, just below the bead.

To form the arms.

Measure a piece of ribbon approximately 3cm in length and use double sided tape to wrap around and adhere to the body of the fairy, just below the arms.

Push a flower up over the legs, this will become her skirt. (pick up a cheap lei, the flowers should be perfect for this).

You may like to dress up her hair a little. If you wish you can pull apart the strands of wool to give her a 'wavy hair' look. Then grab another piece of wool (in the same colour) turn her over and tie off the wool slightly above the head (about 1 - 1.5cm away from the bead.

This will allow the hair to sit nicely around the head (bead).

Cut from a simple butterfly design from a pice of card or stiff fabric for the wings. Use glue or double sided tape to adhere the wings to her back.

Use a marker or pencil to draw on her face and she is all done! 
Isn't she the cutest!

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Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

This is super cute. I love it! Marking this post as "must do" craft.

Phyllis said...

That is cute!

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Adorable and SO MUCH easier than the wrapped thread flower fairies I've been making!! My girls will love this because they can actually make them. Thanks so much for sharing : )

I see some fairy making in our weekend forecast!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Oh, I've made pipe cleaner dolls before but never could figure out a way to make the hair look nice. This is perfect! (and perfectly timed as the new Tinker Bell fairy movie is coming out very soon.)

J.L. BOSTICK said...

How perfect! My girls would LOVE this project for our arts/crafts period. I am always on the hunt for new things!

Elise said...

Brilliant. What a perfect activity for young children. We will certainly be giving this a go and linking back to you when we do. Thanks for sharing.

shar said...

Sooo cute. I am thinking of making them as angels maybe as a lovely christmas tree decoration craft.

kewkew said...

They're adorable. Thanks for sharing

asliceofsmithlife said...

Hi Kylie!
My girls will love this as they are into dolls, fairies. Thanks for sharing! I will have to now gather the supplies and have fun :)
Have a good weekend!

Skye said...

that is very cool- nice and easy but end result is gorgous!

PinkPeanutButter said...

Oh my! I LOVE it! I'm gonna do that activity with the girls! Thank you for posting it!

Kylie said...

Oh I am loving the Christmas Angel idea. I can see a bunch of them already. :-)

Joyful Learner said...

So so cute! Bookmarked this! Fairies would make nice gifts!

Anonymous said...

Hannah will love doing this one with her friends from school at her sleep over party. Thanks for sharing.

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