we love nature. We're almost always outdoors and we love spending time surrounded by nature - which isn't hard now that we live in the countryside. With the boys at home now for over three months, I've been looking for new things to do with them and I thought that doing more arts and crafts would be a good experience for us all. That's where the idea to make some pretty stick fairies came from.
This was a great way of spending a day as it made for a nature walk, lots of fresh air, scavenging and then arts and crafts time.
Sticks - any size, any length!
Paint and other decorations are all optional - I have a large arts and crafts box which I'm trying to use up so this made for the perfect excuse to embellish our fairies.
We painted our sticks - Tyler went for a rainbow fairy and I painted the others gold and copper, and then I used pipe cleaners to make arms for the fairies.
I also used pipe cleaners to secure their leaf and fern skirts in place and to use as clothes for the fairies.
For embellishments we used painted leaves, pom poms to make rainbow wings and I also used a tiny little stick and mini glittered pom pom to make 'magical wands' for the fairies.
We then places them among our roses, a sweet-smelling home for our sweet looking fairies!
This is such a lovely seasonal craft to do with the kids - you could make different stick fairies for each season if you wish. They can be played with, placed in the garden or hung from string to make a hanging bedroom decoration.
What do you think of our pretty stick fairies? Will you be making some of your own?