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Nature Craft: Milkweed Pod Fairies

Sep 15, 2014

With the first day of fall just around the corner, we thought we would use some of nature's abundance and craft up some fairies with milkweed pods. Fairies are known to love flitting around milkweed, so it seemed very fitting!

To create you will need:

  • clothes pin doll
  • acorn cap
  • moss
  • 5 milkweed pods
  • paint brush
  • glitter
  • glue
  • glue gun

To begin:

Gather up your milkweed pods, blow the fluff free and allow them to dry.

Paint glue onto the inside of four of the milkweed pods and shake on glitter.
Allow it to dry.

Glue your wings onto your clothes pin.

Cut the very top off your remaining milkweed pod.

Glue the pod onto the clothes pin to create the fairy's dress. Glue the milkweed pod's inner strips to the sides of the dress for arms. Glue some moss on for hair and then glue on the acorn cap hat!

Your sweet fall fairy is complete!

You can now fly her in the autumn fields of brilliant beauty.
 

Article Author Shanti Nordholt-McPhee
Shanti Nordholt-McPhee

Shanti Nordholt-McPhee is one half of the blog Twig and Toadstool. The blog is primarily a natural based craft blog that she created with the help of her friend Maureen. They create beautiful crafts made out of natural and beautiful materials, things that are inspired by Mother Nature, embellished with glitter, whimsy and imagination! Shanti is a mother of two beautiful girls, ages eight and eleven, and she feels fortunate enough to live in a part of Eastern Ontario where she is surrounded by the beauty of the natural world and part of a community of parents who encourage creativity and JOY!

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