Earlier this year, I finally succumbed to lure of washi tape. While I have had issues with actually using my washi tape, because it is so pretty, so I feel upset that if I use it, then I won’t have it anymore, Sola has had no such issues. For Sola, washi tape has been the incarnation of crafting creativity. One idea that she had that turned out very well was to make washi tape flower fairies by decorating peg dolls with washi tape.
She then used tacky glue to attach artificial flowers and leaves to the dolls to make hats and skirts.
She used pairs of flower petals to make “wings”, just like we did when we made bendy flower fairies.
Finally, she used markers to add faces to the fairies.
If you are unfamiliar with flower fairies, there is a series of books of poetry about them that were written and illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker in the early 1900’s. We have found the books to be a fun way to learn about different flowers. There are four books, one for each season. We also really enjoy the The Girls’ Book of Flower Fairies, which has stories, games, crafts, party planning ideas, and more.
If you would like to see some of Cicely Mary Barker’s art work right now, you can do so online. The site also has printable activity sheets, games, and more.