Flower Fairies of the Summer: Easy Rainbow Fairy Peg Doll Craft for Kids | FreshlyPlanted

Flower Fairies of the Summer: Easy Rainbow Fairy Peg Doll Craft for Kids

InsideSo colorful & easy to create! Made in minutes, these fairy clothespin dolls are perfect for fairy houses or small world play. 

So colorful & easy to create! Made in minutes, these fairy peg dolls are perfect for fairy houses or small world play!

This post may contain affiliate links. 
Please read our disclosure statement for more information.



"They're here! They're here!"

Mud-coated feet ran down the steps to our house, little hands cupping over-flowing bouquets of blossoms.

Daffodils, violets, dandelions. First gifts of Spring. 

As the seasons change, one of our family traditions is to read about the fairies of the season- who work so hard to help things grow. 

(They had to work overtime this Spring, due to unexpected snow!)

Our favorites are by Cicely Mary Barker who wrote: 

And an assortment of others! I splurged and bought vintage copies when our oldest was a toddler. Now you can purchase The Complete Book of Flower Fairies and have them all in one place! 

To celebrate our blossoms, we looked through our books for inspiration and created some fairies for magical play. 

Related: 25 Nature Books You Need to Read to Your Active Kid

So colorful & easy to create! Made in minutes, these fairy peg dolls are perfect for fairy houses or small world play!
So colorful & easy to create! Made in minutes, these fairy peg dolls are perfect for fairy houses or small world play!


Magical Clothespin Fairy Dolls


MATERIALS

STEPS

1. If you want to paint your dolls, now is the time! We use this paint to create a rainbow of colors at once. Set aside to dry. 

2. Disassemble blossoms and cut a "X" in middle. Slip over head of doll and slide down into place. Lift up fabric and hot glue to doll underneath. 

3. Layer more blossoms on top to make a fuller skirt, secure with hot glue at top. 

4. You can make a fairy shirt by wrapping a blossom around top then hot-glue in place. Wrap embroidery thread around middle to cover seams, hot glue in back. 

5. Use a pair of small blossoms to make wings, hot-glue on either side in back (which covers your other glue seams!). Add larger pair of blossoms behind them for effect. 

6. Add an acorn hat or embroidery thread hair. Let the magic begin! 


So colorful & easy to create! Made in minutes, these fairy peg dolls are perfect for fairy houses or small world play!
So colorful & easy to create! Made in minutes, these fairy peg dolls are perfect for fairy houses or small world play!
So colorful & easy to create! Made in minutes, these fairy peg dolls are perfect for fairy houses or small world play!


MORE CLOTHESPIN & PEG DOLL CRAFTS: 



http://eepurl.com/cxpsrr  



Welcome to The Nature Book Club Monthly Link Up!

The Nature Book Club is a monthly link up beginning on the 20th day of each month.
It’s a monthly book club devoted to connecting children to nature.
There is a theme for each month in 2018. We welcome your nature book and activity related links!

The Nature Book Club theme for May: Wildflowers


The Nature Book Club is brought to you by these nature loving bloggers which are your co-hosts! Are you following them? If you don’t want to miss anything, be sure to follow each one:
Miss Rumphius Mixed Media Art from Emily at Table Life Blog
Wildflower Walk and Pressing Flowers from Barbara at Handbook of Nature Study
Wildflowers Nature Study from Jenny at Faith and Good Works
Wildflower Fairy Poetry & Art Activity from Melanie at Wind in a Letterbox
Flower Fairy Peg Dolls from Cassidy at Freshly Planted
Fletcher & the Springtime Blossoms Online Book Club from Dachelle at Hide the Chocolate
Wildflowers Unit Study & Lapbook from Tina at Tina's Dynamic Homeschool Plus
Fingerprint Painting on Canvas Activity from Katrina at Rule This Roost
DIY Flower Press from Thaleia at Something 2 Offer
Dandelion Life Cycle Learning Activities from Karyn at Teach Beside Me


Party Rules

  • Choose an engaging nature book, do a craft or activity, and add your post to our monthly link up.
  • The link up party goes live at 9:00 a.m. EST on the 20th of each month and stays open until 11:59 p.m. EST on the last day of the month. Hurry to add your links!
  • You can link up to 3 posts.
  • Please do not link up advertising posts, advertise other link up parties, your store, or non-related blog posts. They will be removed.
  • By linking up with us, you agree for us to share your images and give you credit of course if we feature your posts.That’s it!
Let's Party! 


So colorful & easy to create! Made in minutes, these fairy peg dolls are perfect for fairy houses or small world play!


Cassidy Sevier

Cassidy used to teach in the city, now she homeschools three active kids in the woods. She spends her days reading aloud, crafting, getting lost in nature, and re-filling her teapot. Her best parenting advice: You should never give kids more water or glitter than you're willing to clean up! Read more about their learning adventures at Freshly Planted.com

2 comments:

  1. Wow! Those are gorgeous!!! So very neat!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Katrina! They've inspired several fairy houses and magical tea parties already :)

      Delete

Would love to hear from you!