29 October 2012

Hurricane Busy Time - Wee Fairy Folk Tutorial

Well, it's not yet ten in the morning and already we've found ourselves out of things to do. Believe me, the day is stretching looooong before us. Hurricane Sandy, blast you!
We've done puzzles:
Puzzles:
Puzzles:
And you guessed it, more puzzles!
PUZZLES!
And we might've gotten in a board game or ten.
Well, it's easy to get all of this in by ten o'clock when your little one doesn't like to sleep past 6am on an every-store-has-been-asked-to-close-super-stormy-kind-of-day!
So (unsurprisingly me thinks!) I decided it was about time to do an activity that would take a few more minutes than fifteen! It was time to make some wee fairy folk, out of some objects from around the house and some stuff we found on our walks.
(I am so sorry for the quality of this and some of the next few images. The lighting is not the best right now and apparently I can't camera.) First, bend a pipe cleaner into the rough shape of a body - two arms, two legs and a neck. Forget the head - who needs a head?!
Then you make a skirt. Cut however many pieces into whatever size circle you want, with small holes in the center of each one.
Then stick the legs through and push it up to the waist!
The shirt is a rectangle with a hole in the center. Stick the neck through the hole and tie around the waist with a bit of string.
This is what it will look like!
Then take a break to enjoy the four year old's acorn art!
Then take a bead, attach some fun wool hair with a wee acorn for a hat and glue it on the neck. Make it a mate to play with and let them romp in an indoor fairy garden!
There you have it - an indoor hurricane activity sure to last for longer than a handful of puzzles! Enjoy!




2 comments:

Nana B said...

Never running out of things to do - we have moved on to trying to make a haunted house out of gingerbread.

Shannon Mokry said...

silk flowers make great skirts to, also yarn hair, wooden clothes pins(the old fashioned kind) I bet they'd make cute elves this way for Christmas, if you find your daughter wants to make more.

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