When it comes to creative summer fun, these craft stick fairies are the cutest and they are a lot of fun to make. They encourage creative play and all of the supplies come right from the Dollar Tree.
The kids (and maybe you, too) will LOVE learning how to make a fairy with faux flowers. Be sure to read through the tips if you have very young ones.
Be sure to check out my Fun Fairy House, as well, so the kids can just dive in and create a fairy garden.
Popsicle Stick Fairies
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, my daughter has been a fan of fairies since she saw Tinkerbell at age 2. Years ago, we made a version of these craft stick fairies using cupcake liners as the dress but inspiration struck and a few faux flowers later, here we are again!
These are so stinking cute and almost IMPOSSIBLE not to want to join in on the play. We had a great time creating them, giving them adorable voices, and playing with them using our imaginations.
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Fun Ideas for Craft Stick Fairy Figures
While these DIY fairies are fun to just play with, you can also use them as a learning opportunity for the kids.
- Work on counting skills: layout some popsicle sticks while the paint is drying and have them count or sort.
- Talk about coordinating colors or the types of flowers they chose to use for the dresses.
- Discuss the different shapes that are being used to make these sweet popsicle fairies.
Tips for Making a Flower Fairy with a Popsicle Stick
- If you have very little ones, this craft might be too long for them to complete in one sitting. Perhaps paint the fairy bodies and clothing in advance and let them choose the flowers and draw on the faces.
- Sometimes the Dollar Tree is great for florals and sometimes we head to the craft stores. I get many large single stem flowers for a dollar or two on sales and clearance.
- The lighter flowers can be attached with a glue stick by little hands but only adults and older children should use the hot glue gun. For young children, I let them use the glue stick and the go behind them with a few dots with the glue gun.
- It doesn’t matter the size of the stick to create the fairy – we’ve used thin ones (like we used to make dessert pops) and the thick craft sticks interchangeably to create super cute fairies.
- I do not recommend dried flowers for this craft. We tried it and they broke apart fairly easily into very small pieces…
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How to Make a Fairy Using a Craft Stick
Below is the written and printable tutorial for these fairies. You can print it off and let the older kids make them on their own.
The fun part about this popsicle stick craft is that there are so many variations of fairies they can make. If you have some faux greenery or ribbons, throw them into the mix – the kids are going to have a blast with these.
More Craft Stick and Fairy Fun
- Fairy Wish Bottles – Our daughter made these four years ago and recently just made them with a friend at a playdate. They sure to stand the test of time.
- How to Make Mixed Berry Dixie Cup Popsicles – The perfect sweet treat for a hot day, the kids can help make this fun dessert and hey, they use a popsicle stick!
- Easy Popsicle Stick Wreath Craft for Kids – You will have quite a few popsicle sticks left over in the package – why not make this?
- Stick Fairy with Natural Elements – Penny at Mothernatured shared these stick fairies made with leaves, plants and flowers and now I want to make them!
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