Make a special wand
All you will need is ribbons and twigs for this gorgeous wand. Be careful to pick a twig which isn’t too sharp. Using recycled materials make fairy craft very easy and means that it won’t cost a fortune. Children love being resourceful and collecting their favourite fairy items for the craft so start the activity by looking around the house for ribbons, bells and glitters. Special parent hands will be helpful for assembling the ribbons and tieing the knots and then the fairy fun can begin!
One of our favourite activities is colouring-in on weekends because it not only practises motor skills and patience, the end product is a lovely gift for friends, parents and grandparents to receive and display on the fridge. If you would like some printable colouring-in sheets, just email us and we will happily send these to you. pencils, textas, glitter glues and stickers make for hours of enjoyment.
Make a fairy garden
If you have a backyard which permits a small fairy garden. Decorate some rocks or collect some cute flowers. Use pop sticks to write special cards and add some finishing touches with some fairy figurines if you have any at home
Make a pasta necklace
Use your fairy magic to turn boring pasta into colourful beads which are perfect for a necklace/bracelet. You can make a creation for yourself or even for your favourite soft toy.
You will need;
- 1 large jar filled with 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- Food dye
- Tray lined with baking paper
- Uncooked pasta – any shape with a hole is perfect
Mix the liquid ingredients together first. Mix the vinegar and water and add in a few drops of dye or paint. Next add the pasta into the bowl of liquid and leave it for 20 minutes.
You can repeat this step and use different colours in a different jar.
You can take a piece out to test if it is ready. If the colour is too light, leave it to soak for longer or try add more dye to the water.
Allow your pasta to dry on the lined tray once it is ready to dry. Drying usually takes about 30 minutes depending on the weather.
Next it is time to get the string cut to your desired length. Make it long enough to pop over your head if you will be wearing it as a necklace or if it is for your favourite teddy, you can make the string shorter. Tie your string through one of your pieces of pasta, and tie a knot. This will help keep your other pasta beads from sliding off the string when you thread them on.
Now you can choose the colour pattern and style of your pasta necklace and thread your beads. Once complete, tie a knot in the end.
Can’t wait to see what you create!