For each fairy you will need:
A wooden bead head. I found them in the doll making section at Joanne's. While your there grab:
Darice Doll Hair
2 pipe cleaners
2 large artificial flowers
1 very small artificial flower for the cap
1 flat backed crystal or jewel
Glue for the glue gun
Skin colored acrylic paint
Felt for the shirt and wings
To start you need to paint your dolls head. Since I was making a bunch I stuck them all on one pipe cleaner so I didn't have to paint around my fingers. It worked like a charm. Let it dry. It takes all of two minutes.
Next fold one pipe cleaner in half and cut the other one in half. Like so:
Put a spot of glue on the folded half and stick on the head. Have I mentioned this was easy?
Yes, I realize that the pictures of the closeups of the fairy clothes are in a different color. It's been on of those months. Anyhow it's time to glue the shirt on. Start by glueing the bottom half on first. Like so...
Then cross over the top part in a V on the back. Don't worry how it looks. The wings will cover it up.
Now for the fun part. The hair. I cut mine in two inch pieces. Although truthfully you could probably just glue a glob on and cut it to the shape you want. If a piece looks out of place just trim it off or glue on more hair. I love this stuff.
A tip: Work from the outside in. Trust me. Oh and don't glue the wings on yet. It just gets in the way of the hair. Ask me how I know.
And then take pictures! Because you are done!
I purposely leave the faces off. If you want this as an outside fairy for your fairy garden I would suggest maybe a quick spray of clear over the head before you start putting it together. So go on... what are you waiting for? Get thee to the craft store!