FAIRY HOUSES

You will need:

  • 15cm polyballs
  • Acrylic paint (various colours)
  • Lollysticks
  • PVA glue/glue gun 
  • Sharpie marker
  • Beads
  • Masking tape
  • Cola bottles/tubes/cones – scrap
  • Various sizes of paintbrushes

Instructions:

  1. Cut a cola bottle in half and cover in masking tape to make the base. We have also used scrap cones and tubes.
  2. Paint the base white, and one half of a 15cm polyball red. Leave to dry. One polyball will make two toadstools.
  3. Paint five lollysticks (or use coloured lollysticks), leave to dry and glue onto the front of the base.
  4. Glue one lollystick diagonally across the front of the fairy door.
  5. Glue on beads or stickers to decorate the door.
  6. Using a finer brush, paint snowflakes and spots onto the toadstool cap.
  7. Add strong glue to the top of the base or use a glue gun to attach the cap to the base.
  8. As an alternative to masking tape, use mod roc to cover the entire surface of the base/cap to create your toadstool.
  9. Make in a range of sizes to create a fairy forest! If you wish to display them outside, be sure to use an outdoor varnish.

All items (or similar) are available from Play Resource Art & Craft Shop & Scrapstore.

 

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GLITTER BELLS DECORATION

You will need:

  • Poly bell
  • Glitter
  • Acrylic paint
  • PVA glue
  • Pipe cleaner

You will need:

  1. Paint two polybells with acrylic paint and leave to dry.
  2. Paint a thin layer of glue over the bells and add glitter. 
  3. Bend a pipecleaner in two and push into the tops of the bells.
  4. Finally, hang your beautiful decoration from your Christmas tree!

 

All items (or similar) are available from Play Resource Art & Craft Shop & Scrapstore.

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POMPOM CHRISTMAS TREE

You will need:

  • Poly tree
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Red poms
  • Paper mache star
  • Gold paint
  • Glue gun/PVA

Instructions:

  1. Paint the polycone with green acrylic paint, and your paper mache star with gold paint. Leave to dry.
  2. Carefully pierce a hole in the bottom of the star.
  3. Add a blob of glue (either strong PVA or a glue gun) at the top of the polycone and add the star.
  4. Decorate the tree by gluing pom poms or stickers to it, and you are complete!

All items (or similar) are available from Play Resource Art & Craft Shop & Scrapstore.

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CHRISTMAS BANNER

You will need:

  • Paper mache letter
  • Wooden snowflakes
  • Acrylic paint
  • Glue gun/glue
  • String
  • Glitter

Instructions:

  1. Choose letters that will spell out a festive message, and use acrylic paint to paint them (this dries to a waterproof finish).
  2. You can either pierce holes in the letters prior to painting and thread them onto string that way, OR use a glue gun to attach them to the string.
  3. Paint wooden snowflakes to match and optionally decorate with glitter.
  4. Glue the snowflakes onto the string and hang to decorate!

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DOVE TREE DECORATION

You will need:

  • Wooden Christmas sentiments
  • Wooden dove of peace
  • String
  • Metallic paint
  • Glitter glue
  • Glue gun/glue

Instructions:

  1. Paint the wooden dove and Christmas sentiment with metallic paint and leave to dry.
  2. Brush a thin layer of glitter glue over the top of both wooden pieces.
  3. Once dry, thread string through the bottom of the dove.
  4. Use a glue gun to attach the string to the back of the wooden lettering, and you are done!

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UNICORN HEADBAND

You will need:

  • Polystyrene Cone 4pk 
  • White Headband 
  • Iridescent/Metallic Shred 
  • Glitter tape 
  • Glitter Glue
  • Self Adhesive Gems 
  • Felt Pink Sheet 
  • Felt White Sheet
  • Glue Gun Cool  
  • PVA glue

Instructions:

  1. Cover a plastic headband with glitter tape.
  2. Paint glitter glue over one polycone and leave to dry.
  3. Decorate the cone with self adhesive gems or stickers and use a glue gun to attach this to the headband.
  4. Cut two ear shapes out of white felt, and two slightly smaller shapes from pink felt. 
  5. Use a glue gun to attach the ears to the headband.
  6. Glue iridescent or metallic shred for the unicorn mane and you are done!

All items (or similar) are available from Play Resource Shop & Scrapstore.

 

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ROBIN TREE DECORATIONS

You will need:

  • Polyballs (various sizes)
  • Acrylic paint
  • PVA glue
  • Red glitter
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Pipecleaners (preferably brown/black)
  • Felt (brown/black)
  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Paint the polyballs brown using acrylic paint and leave to dry.
  2. Paint a circular area onto the polyball with glue and sprinkle glitter to cover.
  3. Cut a diamond shape out of coloured paper and fold in two to make the beak. Glue on.
  4. Stick two wiggle eyes onto your little bird.
  5. Cut two wing shapes out of felt and glue onto the sides.
  6. Twist and bend pipecleaners into ‘foot’ shapes and insert into the bottom of the polyball.
  7. Pierce a hole in the top and glue in a length of cord to hang, or alternatively insert a looped pipecleaner.

All items (or similar) are available from Play Resource Shop & Scrapstore.

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SPARKLY TREE COLLAGE

You will need:

  • Green glitter card
  • Foam star
  • Christmas ribbon
  • Glitter bow
  • Hessian sack (scrap)
  • Scissors
  • PVA glue/double sided tape

Instructions:

This simple tree was made using the above materials from the Art & Craft shop and craft store, and could be adapted into a calendar or canvas.

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