Pinecone Fairy Princess Craft
Who knew making kids crafts out of pinecones could not only be so fun but turn out so super cute? In the lead up to Valentin's Day I decided to make a Valentine's Day fairy out of a large pinecone I had sitting on my craft table.
Looking at her makes me happy and my 2.5 year old love playing with her and he's a boy. He thinks she's "pretty" :)
This craft was actually fairly easy to make and it would be a fabulous craft to make in the lead up to Valentine's Day or on Valentine's Day itself. It's also an all round fabulous project to make with kids or even as a gift with a difference to a little girl (or boy).
For this craft you will need basic craft supplied like a large pinecone (or more if your making more fairy's), acrylic pain of your colour choice for the body, white paint, acrylic pain of your colour choice for her lips, cheeks and eyes, pipe cleaner, wool/yarn of your colour choice, hot glue, feathers, a cereal box, styrofoam ball and if making this with a child craft glue.
You can certainly spay paint the body but part of the fun of making this fairy of to paint her with a child, it's messy but so much fun. I dabbed as much paint I could on the pinecone until I got almost every crevice painted pink. Spray paint would have been easier but I was happy using acrylic paint.
I hot glued on the head to the body and hair to the head. No need to be too careful, after all this is a kids craft!
I made the wings using a cereal box. I drew a vary basic and rough butterfly shape and cut it out.
I then glued on beautiful lilac and turquoise feathers to the cardboard wings. I used hot glue but if you're making this with a child I would suggest using craft glue. It's messy and fun but safer than using hot glue!
I finished her off by making her a pipe cleaner crown and hot gluing on her wings. I decided not to add arms as it just didn't look right but there is no reason to stop you from giving her arms. It all comes down to your imagination.
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published February 5th, 2016 8:24 AM
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