Lunchtime in the Peakles household can sometimes be a battle of wills. I would like…
Fall or Autumn leaf fairies are extra colourful and extra magical!
Peakles has been fascinated by fairies since our fairy walk and we wanted to create some fairies for the garden.
We have got some permanent fairies in a large planter which we created earlier in the year and Peakles decided that they were getting a little lonely!
I added a simple face to some plain pencils just two eyes and lips, with two tiny dots for nostrils! We used sticky craft dots for this project but it is possible to use glue or double-sided tape.
We took a selection of colourful leaves and let them dry naturally on some paper for a few hours before using them.
Peakles then looked through the leaves to that she could make into a skirt. She added a sticky dot to the pencil and then carefully added the leaf.
She decided on using two leaves for a layered look. She then added a leaf top and a leaf collar.
I split a leaf in half and she added this to the back of the pencil for wings.
Finally she added a smaller crown to the top of her fairies head.
We enjoyed this so much that we decided to make a few other leaf fairies too!
One had a yellow layered skirt…….
………and another had a wraparound red leaf skirt with a yellow crown.
Peakles was thrilled to make these magical creatures and couldn’t wait to set them free! We took them outside and Peakles put them in the planter. “Fly high, Fly free!” she said to the Leaf Fairies and we left them bathed in the Autumn sunshine.
The beauty of these leaf fairies is that they are not meant to be permanent decorations. Eventually the leaves will dry out and one windy day they will fall off or ‘fly away’. I think it is quite important for Peakles to start learning that some things are not permanent and we have to appreciate their beauty whilst it lasts.