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Clothes peg Christmas fairies

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Fairies waiting for Christmas

Fairies waiting for Christmas

I was making some fairies for the Christmas Crafts workshops that I am running this week and next and Ted loved them and wanted make one of this own, which is in the middle. He thought our Christmas tree will need an angel on top, so has added a halo to his. I know that Christmas is weeks and weeks away, but we can’t wait to put them on our Christmas tree – I am sure that between now and Christmas these three fairies will be joined by many more. We have been using some wonderful fluffy wool for some of our fairies which gives them a really magic quality.

 

 

 

 

Materials

  • Wooden clothes peg
  • Coloured wool
  • Carpet tape or strong double sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Fabric
  • Double sided foam pads
  • Felt tipped pens
  • Acorns
  • Felt or doilies for wings

To make your own…

  1. Draw a face on your wooden clothes peg – making sure that the bottom of the peg has legs either side
  2. Wrap small strip of carpet tape around top half of peg, below the rounded head
  3. Wrap small pipe cleaner around top of the tape, below neck line to make arms
  4. Cut out a small strip of fabric and wrap around bottom half of clothes peg over carpet tape
  5. Cut a length of coloured wool and tie round middle of clothes peg over top of the fabric to help secure fabric in place.
  6. Wrap wool all over the top half of clothes peg, and part way up the pipe cleaner arms to make sleeves for fairies top
  7. Once top of fairy covered in wool, tie to secure and cut off.
  8. Cut and place a small piece of double sided foam tape ontop of fairies head and add acorn hat.
  9. Cut out simple wings out of felt or doilies – we wanted ours to have wings like butterflies
  10. Cut small strip of double sided carpet tape and place in middle of wings
  11. Put fairy onto wings and press firmly –
  12. Ready to fly or add onto your Christmas tree

Ted wanted to make his into an angel wearing trousers – he used a permament felt tip pen to colour in the legs of the angel, then twisted a yellow pipe cleaner into a small ring and attached one end of the pipe cleaner down the back of the angel, with the ring over the head and then wrapped wool over the top half to secure and cover pipe cleaner halo and arms.

 

Wrap double sided tape round top of peg

Wrap double sided tape round top of peg

Pipe cleaner arms

Pipe cleaner arms

Wrap fabric round bottm half of peg

Wrap fabric round bottom half of peg

Wrapping woolly jumper

Wrapping woolly jumper

Wing template

Wing template

Wings and acorn hat

Wings and acorn hat

Ted adding angel's halo

Ted adding angel’s halo

Ted colouring trousers

Ted colouring trousers

Ted wrapping woolly jumper

Ted wrapping woolly jumper

Adding tape

Adding tape

Adding wings

Adding wings

 

 

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