Initially, I thought that Violet's birthday party plans were just of the "woodland animal" variety...
...and then she added fairies into the mix!
I don't blame her at all, I mean we do love talking about and playing fairies around here, so why not, right? It just wasn't what I had planned...HA!
The fairy talk began when she showed me her "party plans" with flying fairies in the sky... And then quickly progressed to her wanting to put together "make your own woodland fairy kits" for her friends to take home...
Of course, I thought the make your own fairy kits were a great idea (we are no strangers to fairy making...see here and here) but then, after seeing that her "guest list" was more boy than girl I was a bit unsure...but give the girl what she wants right?
Oh, and add in some fox magnets, balloons and these sweet little wooden acorns inside the bags too... ( I love these acorns!)
Anywho, hopefully some were excited and eager to make their fairies. And if not, at least they had a fun little stamped bag to tuck things into... Inside the bag, each fairy kit included: instructions, a wooden peg doll, an acorn cap, a square scrap of fabric, yarn, and felt fairy wings (Fairy wing template here).
Henry and Violet and I put theirs together a couple of days ago. They gave me their designs and instructions and I helped with the gluing and yarn hair manipulation... They loved them and I think they are so cute complete with kid drawn faces, and crazy hair! (Of course, it is not lost on me that some might not have fully appreciated the contents of the bag...oops!)
Of course, now, we can't forget those flying woodland fairies... These were a cinch to make, with a few supplies... Supplies: craft sticks, oval foam stickers, cardstock fairy wings (Fairy wings template), butchers twine (for hanging), marker/pen, hot glue
To make: affix oval sticker onto craft stick, draw a simple face, glue wings to the back, and then glue butchers twine to the back of the wings...
The flying fairies were definitely a fun idea for the party! It made it feel much more magical! Violet was pleased with my take on her design. And now, a bonus for them, they each have their own flying fairies in their rooms!
That's probably enough fairy talk for today...Next thing for me...shoveling from all of those snow fairies outside...and soon enough, tooth fairy talk! (Yup, Violet has her first loose tooth!)
Have a great day!