Every little girl wants to play dress up at some point and being a fairy is always a fun choice. After all, fairies can fly and have magic which is why even my son likes to wear the fairy wings at times! Here is a tutorial on how to make fairy wings and wand from stuff you have around the house so your little one can put their imagination to use and play a pretend game with their very own fairy wings. With Halloween approaching, these instructions for how to make fairy wings may come in extra handy for making your own Halloween costume.
How To Make Fairy Wings
First, I found an old box and cut the tape so it laid flat on the floor. I chose a box with a white exterior but if yours is brown- no worries, your child will probably want to paint it anyway!
I free handed one fairy wing. I suggest you do the outline in pencil so you can change it till you get it just right.
Next I cut around the one fairy wing trying to maintain the extra cut off cardboard in a large of pieces as possible. We use these cut off pieces in just a few minutes so keep them handy.
I then used her dress to measure out the size space I wanted to leave for her torso between the wings. Once that was done I laid my cut pieces of cardboard down in the shape of the wing and drew the outline for the second wing so that it would match the first perfectly.
Then cut out the second fairy wing and cut off the extra portion of cardboard above and below where the wings meet.
Now I used the leftover cardboard to draw a star and staff and cut out my fairy wand.
Now is the fun part! Time to decorate your fairy wings. I chose to outline my fairy wings in black marker just for contrast. I used puffy fabric paints that I had on had so that I could match designs on the dress that I had picked out for her to wear with the fair wings. From paint to crayons to markers to glue and glitter, the options are endless for decorating the DIY fairy wings. That could be a craft project in and of itself for your child.
The last step in how to make fairy wings, is to hole punch the cardboard in the section that you left for the torso about an inch down and an inch away from the edge so that the cardboard doesn’t tear easily. Then you can use yarn loops tied through these holes for your child to be able to slip the wings on and off.
How To Make The Fairy Wand
The fairy wand is as simple as drawing a star with a staff centered below it onto your extra cardboard and cutting it out. Of course, you can choose other designs such as a heart instead. Then decorate the DIY fairy wand. We used glue for the star and then coated it with yellow glitter . Next we used puffy paint to make a pattern on the staff and we tied on some yarn we had on hand that matched our color scheme. Ribbons would also look lovely and or little jewels that you can glue onto the star.
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to make fairy wings. I am sure your child will love this craft and enjoy decorating the DIY fairy wings.