Fall or Autumn Leaf Fairies

Fall or Autumn leaf fairies are extra colourful and extra magical!

Beautiful Autumn Leaf Fairies

Beautiful Autumn Leaf Fairies

Peakles has been fascinated by fairies since our fairy walk  and we wanted to create some fairies for the garden.

Looking for the Fairies

Looking for the Fairies

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!

Garden Fairies

Garden Fairies

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.

Starting with a face!

Starting with a face!

We took a selection of colourful leaves and let them dry naturally on some paper for a few hours before using them.

Choosing a leaf

Choosing a leaf

 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.  

Red leaf skirt

Red leaf skirt

She decided on using two leaves for a layered look.  She then added a leaf top and a leaf collar.

Adding a leaf crown

Adding a leaf crown

 I split a leaf in half and she added this to the back of the pencil for wings.  

Cut leaf to make fairy wings

Cut leaf to make fairy wings

Finally she added a smaller crown to the top of her fairies head.

Autumn Fairy Queen

Autumn Fairy Queen

 We enjoyed this so much that we decided to make a few other leaf fairies too!  

One had a yellow layered skirt…….

Autumn Leaf Fairy with layered skirt

Autumn Leaf Fairy with layered skirt

Autumn Leaf Fairy with yellow leaf crown

Autumn Leaf Fairy with yellow leaf crown

………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.

Putting the fairies outside

Putting the fairies outside

 

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.

Peakles and the Autumn Fairies

Peakles and the Autumn Fairies

We were delighted to link up with Red Ted Art for a hangout with some other people who enjoy Autumn arts and crafts recently and we shared our Fall or Autumn leaf fairies on there too.

Thank you also to – Kids Chaos, Zing ZIng Tree, The Fairy and The Frog, Me and My Shadow and Here Come The Girls - for making me so welcome at my first ever hangout!!

 

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  3. A great extension of the fairy walk from early in the week. I know that T would love to have a try at these (something to do with her next week). Thank you again for linking up to Tuesday Tots and I’m also featuring this post over Rainy Day Mum this week.

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