Magical Wishing Fairies!

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Magical Wishing Fairies!
This was my 8 year old daughters idea, and it
was a huge success at her Princess birthday party!
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For this craft you will need:
(you know all those glass or plastic jars you just can't throw away?)
We spray painted the lids pink.

Adorable fairy stamps from The Greeting Farm
And you will need shrink plastic.
You can order it online in sheets, one side is smooth
and the other side is slightly rough.
I used a stazon black ink pad and stamped the fairy.

(I've read you can use #6 plastic...
although I haven't tried this yet.)

And you will need glitter, fishing line and either elmers glue or modpodge!
Stamp your fairy.
Cut her out carefully...but leave a little edge around
the black lines, you will hardly be able to tell anyway.

Punch or cut a oblong hole in the top.
When it melts, it will melt down the hole as well.
Color your fairy with colored pencils on the rough side of the plastic.
Okay, so you CAN use Copics!
(obviously not for a little girl birthday party)
Check these out!
I had to use some pretty vibrant colors--and they bleed a little...
Put your fairy on a baking sheet, rough or colored side up!
Bake 2-5 minutes at 375*
The plastic will curl up! Don't panic.
It will uncurl when it is done melting.
Kids LOVE to watch the melting process!
They cool off pretty quickly.
Take your fairy, tie some fishing line to her...
(I doubled it here, but a single line works best)
and tape her inside the lid,
Try your best to get her to hang down the center.
Then paint some glue inside your jar and
swirl some glitter inside.
The glitter will stick everywhere there is glue, so don't
completely cover the inside or you wont see the fairy!
And Presto!
A Magical wishing fairy!

Linking up to THESE parties this week!



ErikaV said…
Too adorable!! I love when kids want to be involved and creative :)
tibby said…
Lovely fairies!!
One tip: I also shrink the plastic with the heating gun I use for embossing.