Fairy Wing Craft

05 Sep 2018

HAVE WINGS, WILL FLY!

Spring has sprung and its now time to get out in the garden and using your imagination to soak up the sunshine with outdoor play. What better way to do that than create your own set of wings!

MATERIALS:

  • Cardboard Box
  • Scissors
  • Doilies / Coloured Paper
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Hole Punch
  • Ribbon
  • Glitter and Sparkles

INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1. Cut out the cardboard fairy wings.

Start by finding a fairly large piece of cardboard. Our wings spanned 50 centimetres. It’s ok if there is a fold in the middle. In fact, this would be best.

If you do not have a natural fold in the middle, then you need to score the cardboard. This means running scissors along the side of a ruler, making sure to only cut the top layer of cardboard. This makes a perfectly straight line for folding.

Draw the shape of your own wings! You only have to draw one half. It’s really not as hard as you think.

Step 2: Glue doilies/paper on Wings

Now it’s time for the kids to get to work! Give each child their own set of doilies/coloured paper to choose from. Cut the doilies/coloured paper to fit the shape of the wings. Carefully squeeze little glue dots on the doilies/coloured paper and stick them to the cardboard.

Step 3: Getting decorating

When gluing is done, you can start paint the doilies/coloured paper with paint. After painting is complete, it’s now time to get out the glitter!

Step 4: Make the fairy wings wearable

When the wings are dry, punch four holes through the cardboard. Two on each side, close to the middle fold. Then tie some ribbon through the holes and around their shoulders. Voila! Fairy wings are complete.

Make time to create these fairy wings with the kids and add them to your child’s world of imaginary play!