If you are all bored up at home, you could start up with some common things at your place to design some unique crafts. Not only will this help you kill time but will also bring the element of creativity within you. We have several ideas regarding crafts and activities for seniors at our website.
Right now, let’s discuss how to make a plastic egg fairy from some common home items. In case you are not able to get all of them arranged from your home, be sure to check out the products we mentioned below which can be directly ordered from Amazon.com.
Making the Cute Fairy
The cute fairy craft is made out of a plastic Easter egg, so you can open it up and have a few surprise treats inside. You may have some extras of these types of eggs around. I had about a dozen of extras from over the years. And you can use them any time for any holiday, not just at Easter.
Here is what you do to make a fairy from an egg.
Materials you will need
- Plastic Easter eggs, any colors
- 2 craft eyes
- Fuzzy craft pompom for nose
- Red & black markers to draw face
- Hair – I used shredded paper. You could also use ribbon or a fancy bow.
- Wings – I used fancy wired ribbon
- Lid from an old bottle for a stand
- Ribbon to wrap around stand
- Strong craft glue or a glue gun (I think is better)
- Treats for inside the egg
I like to have a color scheme going when I make crafts, so for this fairy I decided to make it in greens.
First put a thick area of glue on top of the egghead, then attach in lots of paper shreds (or other hair like ribbon). Add a little more glue to really hold it on. Glue the craft eyes and the pompom nose on to the egg. Then draw in the rest of the face with your markers.
Next cut 2 oval shapes from wide ribbon (or other material like net or lace) for the wings. Gather a wing at one end and secure by wrapping thread around it and tying the thread. When both wings are gathered and tied, then glue them onto the back of the egg. Make sure you use plenty of glue. It will dry clear.
Wrap a decorative ribbon around the bottle cap for the stand. Then just place the fairy onto its stand (after you’ve filled it with treats, of course!) As usual, if you want to make one of these for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day, then just change the colors and the type of wings and ribbons. The wings could be heart shaped. You can even set the fairy on top of a (flat) chocolate candy heart.
The plastic egg fairy craft is a unique one, but one must try that sometime. Try doing it with some of the products that we mentioned above because they are an addition to the overall design and have a satisfactory quality too.
Meanwhile, I’m trying to figure out a good way to hang these, like for a Christmas tree ornament. So, if anyone has an idea on how to get a cord or thread on it so it stays and hangs well, please make a post to this submission!
Editor’s Note: Be sure to also see Fall Crafts for the Elderly