Poor Sophie likes flowers a lot - but they don't like her nose very much at all. Every time she makes a flower necklace to wear, she sneezes and fairy dust gets all over it! The only good thing about that is that fairy dust just happens to turn what it touches into something else. The new Fairy Flowers never change and don't make Sophie sneeze at all!
Sophie thought you might want to make your own Fairy Flower necklace and bracelet. Since you might not have any fairy dust handy, the little fairy told me that you can use some things around the house instead.
What you'll need:
1 Styrofoam egg carton (you can use the cardboard kind also, it's just harder to cut)
Thin Yarn or String cut long enough to slip the finished necklace over your head and bracelet over your hand
Decorating supplies (I used glitter and sparkly pom-poms, but you can use anything you like!)
What you do:
1) Carefully cut the egg carton apart so that you have 12 separate egg cup pieces. Cut each egg cup at its four "corners" to make four "petals".
2)Round off the edges of each petal.
3) You can either decorate your new flowers now or wait until you string them onto the yarn. (I put the glitter on first and then once it was dry, I strung them and then glued in the pom-poms).
4) An adult should help you thread the yarn or string onto the needle and string your flowers onto the yarn so you don't poke yourself. Use nine flowers for the necklace and three for the bracelet.
5) When you're done, tie the ends together and you've got some new jewelry that nobody can sneeze at!
Gentlemen, fear not! This might seem a little more fun for girls, but Sophie asked me to remind you that Fairy Flower jewelry makes a great gift for any lucky lady that you know!
Being a homeschooling parent for 13 years and an independent author/illustrator makes a person learn quite a bit about a lot of things. Now it's time to pass it on!