Thursday, November 30, 2017

Fairies on Cherries Christmas Ornament

Fairies and Unicorns Celebrate Christmas


We made this year's Christmas ornament inspired by our current favorite unicorn book. Unicorns and fairies immediately spark imagination and fill children's colorful and shining pretend world. They won the first place out of all our Christmas craft ideas hands down.

Christmas ornaments inspired by children's books: links to more ideas and inspiration from this season's project "10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas" can be found at the end of this article.


Goodnight Unicorn 


Goodnight Moon was our favorite during toddler and preschool years. This new book "Goodnight Unicorn" (A Magical Parody) by Pearl E. Horne resembling an old favorite, and at the same time, has it's own "magical" qualities.

"Goodnight unicorn lovers everywhere" - these last words of the story are accompanied by a child sleeping in a familiar room dressed up in a unicorn pajamas. How very precious and recognizable! But the book doesn't end there. There are "Unicorn ology" pages at the end of the book.

Amazon affiliate link: Goodnight Unicorn: A Magical Parody

And There Were Three Little Fairies Sitting on Cherries Christmas Craft


Fairies on cherries were our favorite page in this book. And now they are sitting on our Christmas tree! They are well loved already and well played with every day.

For this ornament we used:
yarn,
tulle,
chenille stems,
red tissue paper,
white glue, scissors, a black Sharpie, ruler.


Cherries:

We cut 6 inch squares of red tissue paper. We applied white glue all over the paper, crumbled it, and rolled in between the palms to form spheres. While still wet with glue, cherries were poked with the green stem, and the glitter was sprinkled (optional).

Fairies:


Wrap some yarn around a carton tube.


Take it off the tube and tie it with a piece of thread.


Cut the yarn on the opposite side, collect it together and tie it again to form a fairy's head. 


Fairy's arms are made of two stems. Separate yarn into two parts, insert the arms between the parts of yarn. Cut up the string of tulle. Tie the tulle under the arms to form a waist line and wings.

Christmas Ornaments Inspired by Children's Books


Here are today's precious ornaments and favorite books:

Mondrian Inspired Christmas Ornament from Rainy Day Mum. "Coppernickel Goes Mondrian" by Wouter van Reek.

Scrabble Tile Name Christmas Ornament from Happy Brown House. "Santa's Book of Names" by David McPhail.

Golden Snitch Christmas Ornament from Castle View Academy. "Harry Potter" by J. K. Rowling.

Grinch Christmas Ornament from The Mama Workshop. "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" by Dr. Seuss.

Find more ideas and inspiration from this season's project "10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas" here: 10 Days of Christmas - Kid Made Ornaments and Crafts from Mama Miss.





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