Fairies are a favorite thing at our house. They are mysterious and magic. There’s one that picks up baby teeth and leaves behind money! My boys like Tinkerbell and her friends, Mia and Maleficent. Sometimes things happen at our house and they think their fairy godmother is responsible.
Over the weekend we took a walk and saw some great toadstools. Toadstools mark the way to fairies houses in case you don’t know! We also admired the leaves on trees and plants. We know that the leaves will be changing soon and falling off the trees. Most of our conversation revolved around fairies and leaves for quite a bit. Mommy got an idea! Let’s make fairies and dress them in leaves!
We collected a few different leaves and set off for home to make our fairies happen. This is another super simple but fun craft to do with the kids!
First you will need to draw or print a human body and cut it out. You can find the one that I used here. I suggest using cardstock for this. Draw in the face of your fairy and add hair. We used thin strips of construction paper for hair.
Lay your leaves on a table with the back side up. It’s a good idea to choose leaves that have nice thick, bumpy veins. Cover your leaf with construction paper and gently rub over it with the side of a crayon. Move your leaf over and again cover with the paper and gently rub.
Cut out your leaf rubbings and arrange on the body to form the dress and wings of your fairy!
We enjoyed making our Leaf Rubbing Fairies Craft! Pretending that fairies are around can be fun.
It has been a couple years since we made these. Sadly the boys have outgrown fairies but luckily for me our girl is getting excited about fairies and I am planning to make these with her soon!
Do you have a little magic in your life?
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This is such a cute idea. Believe it or not it is the first time I have seen this. I’ve heard of making cut out people and even leaf rubbings but never together. Will show my younger son this during the week. Now to find some leaves, we have palm trees and cacti around us.
This is too cute! My son loves finding leaves and artwork, so this would be fun for him.
My daughter has a book on making fairy houses out of found objects. She just loves it. It’d be even more fun to do if she had fairies to live in her house. I’ll have to share this with her after school.
Oh how cute! I think my daughter would love this.
This is definitely a unique and cute craft for the little ones! Thank you for sharing! Your fairies turned out adorable!
Too cute! And, it looks like they had a great time doing this craft! We’ll have to give it a try here.
Very adorable. I’ll have to suggest this for my daughter to do with her daughter. Thank you for sharing.
I really like this idea. It’s different from the normal paper crafts and low mess!
This is great for both my five and two year old, not too difficult but a lot of fun.
Awwww, this is darling! I can see kids making a whole bunch of them at once!
Oh those are cute! They could make a whole bunch and then you could make a banner with them!
Oh my I haven’t done leaf rubbings since I was a tiny tiny little one. I really should take the kids out to hunt some leaves and have fun with them.
Awww, those are just adorable. I may have to try them out with my co-op preschool class.
Oh my…these fairies are so cute. I bet my daughter would love this craft.
As much as I love fairies, I naturally love this craft!