Plastic Egg Fairy Craft

by Terri
(Calgary, Canada)


This 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 these...

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 egg head, 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.

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 Easy Craft Ideas.


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Attaching thread
by: José

To attach a thread, you can simply make a hole (on top) in the egg, before attaching the hair:
Punch it with a hot needle, which you heatened for a while in a flame.
Then pull a thread through the hole with a knot at the end. If the hole is too wide, you can attach a tiny twig in the knot, so it won't slip through.

Good luck; the eggs are lovely already!

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