Invite a Leaf Fairy home today.
Make Fairy Leaf Puppets as a project or as Cupcake toppers.
Let’s get “leafy” today! Inspired by imagination, fueled with imagination, make Leaf Fairy Puppets or use these as Leaf Fairy Cupcake toppers.
Follow me below to see where the wind blew the leaves and imaginations of my “wee willow makers.” Timeless, fun (almost ageless, because, adults, you’ll really want to try, too ); let’s make magic.
Leaves, Paper Body, Adhesive, Stick (craft stick or twig) Markers,
If throwing a Woodland Party, gather and label supplies for each of the guests and then, have multitudes of markers in the middle to your makers, along with adhesives.
As a parent, I’ve mentioned before that I love bringing the outdoors in for uncountable reasons. The images that I’m sharing today were a part of a project that had my wee willows asking to go out on a leaf collecting adventure before I could even ask them.
Before getting started on these puppets, we warmed up by making leaf masks which was a fun way to get into the mood and to also, start working with leaves. Through this, the kids experienced: painting and drawing on leaves; along with cutting them into new shapes and glueing. The meeting a nature and art brings such surprises and although these activities sound so familiar they brought new thoughts and imaginations.
When the kids arrived to my Woodland Event, I had already make one Leaf Fairy Puppet per child and had also decorated cupcakes with Leaf Fairy Puppets, as inspiration; but, then set the table for each child to create puppets of their own.
By putting together “Art Party Packs” for each of the kids beforehand, I wanted the day to feel as though the activity would feel as magical as unwrapping a beautiful present — although, what I wanted to unwrap was their own creativity and was so happy to see what they did. I also created extras which the kids were able to take home with themselves for continued creating.
– Make your own by cutting out Plain-paper, card stock, figures for the kids to paint
– You can invite kids to draw
After you have the bodies,
– Pens or paint for working on the leaves
– A twig or craft stick.
In the center of the table, we set more leaves, adhesives and paints.
Use Washi to attach the Body to the Twig.
(If you prefer, use a glue gun)
And let you creativity soar
If you’d like to have a printable “body” to make these, click here for these two.
These are a wonderful way to combine a nature walk to a project but, you need paper-only, I’ve created a simple printable for you to make these with paper too.
I hope you’ve been able to find the beauty and magic in the world around you this past month. If you’re looking for more nature based projects, click here. I share these leaf + twig creation on Instagram earlier. I’m sharing it, here today, as a little spark of imagination: make you’d like to leave paper behind and make one entirely of leaves, like this? No matter what, I hope that you are finding magic in the work around you.
It’s just a pleasure to meet you, as always. If you’re planning Thanksgiving. I think these are a really fun project for kids to work on while you’re working away in the kitchen. To make this really simple for you, I’ve made simple template that you can print. Once it’s printed, kids can cut these puppets our and add leaves. In fact, the leaves can be cut from paper, if that makes it even easier. Any way this creative adventure takes you, I’d love to see what you do and how this tutorial has helped you. Don’t hesitate to share these with us on Facebook or Instagram. Use the #willowdayproject tag!
I’m looking forward to meeting you again soon. December will bring some action and super fun surprises that I’m looking forward to sharing with you. Until this, Willowday Wishes!
Something you might like:
- Make Tracing Paper Leaf Cards. I love those as cards, art projects, experiments and wrappings.
- Printable Leaf Book – Print and add you.