For my girls’ third birthday, they were given sparkly fairy wings. Unfortunately the wire and nylon didn’t hold up to well my rough three year olds and were soon broken, with holes in the nylon wings, and wire poking out. So, shortly after their third birthday, their fairy wings were in the trash.
So, about a month ago, my daughters were asking if we could go get some new fairy wings. But, instead of running to a store where they could buy another pair just like the ones they used to have, which would undoubtedly not last very long, and cost us money, I decided we would make our very own fairy wings with what we already had around our home. Therefore there would be no cost, and we would make them together, so it would be much more fun than just going to a store.
Homemade DIY Toddler Fairy Wings (or Toddler Butterfly Wings)
Toddler DIY Craft – Painting their own Toddler Fairy Wings
On the third day, we painted the other side of the fairy wings! Again I let the girls paint. Alison is very meticulous and careful with her painting and paints, whereas Lisa is very loose and sloppy. We let them dry again.
After they were dried I had to figure out how to attach the strings so my girls could actually wear them. I knotted a string together, then stapled it in the middle. But, they kept coming loose, so I got out the hot glue gun and stapled and then glued it on to the back.
The downfall is that one of the wings (Alison’s) string completely fell off, leaving a chunk of cardboard missing in the center, and her wings also got bent down the middle, and I don’t really know the best way to fix it. My plan is to attach two separate strings, one on each wing, in the middle, and attach it with hot glue. The other set of wings had a giant tear in one (because my children are destructive) but I just taped it back together.
What do you think about my girls homemade fairy or butterfly wings? Have you ever made homemade, DIY toddler fairy wings for your kids?
About the author Katelyn Fagan
The author of What's up Fagans?, she is a stay-at-home mom to twin daughters and a bouncing baby boy. She loves her simple life and works hard to make it great. She reads books, exercises, draws, sings, teaches, and much more.