The girls have been very interested in fairies this summer since we’ve been reading one of these fairy books. So we made some fairy wings today from this Halloween video tutorial at threadbanger. I clipped the hangers a bit to make them smaller and we could have used knee-high pantyhose since the wings were so small. Oh, and I used masking tape instead of twine to make sure there wouldn’t be any wires poking the kids. We also added a flower to the back of each set of wings and used another flower for a wand. The girls added the glitter and glue (lots of it).
I have discovered that the key to making crafts with kids is proper preparation. That didn’t work out so well on this project. The girls were sitting around while I did the wire bending and then they got out the pantyhose and pulled a hole in one (very difficult to sew pantyhose). But they’ve been enjoying their new wings all afternoon.