My mom taught me to make worry dolls when I was about 7 and I have been making them ever since. They are fairly easy to make and the perfect craft to make with kids. This year, my girls and I have been making several variations of these dolls. First, we made mermaids and today I am going to show you how to make fairies!
DIY Fairy Worry Dolls
You will need:
- 1/2 inch round balls
- mini sticks (mine are 2.56 inches long)
- embroidery floss
- a ruler
- hot glue
- full fake flowers
Each worry fairy needs three sticks. Two arms and a body. The body can remain the full length but I usually cut about an each off of each of the arms, so they are 1.5 inches long.
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Pull your flower off the stem and then separate the flower from the plastic pieces holding it together. You will need to pull out the center of the flower as well. This will make your flower fall apart a little bit, so make sure to hold it together as you do this. Use a glue gun to glue the layers of your flower together.
Slide your body stick into the center of your flowers and glue it underneath.
Wrap the body of your fairy in embroidery floss.
Glue the arms of your fairy at an angle onto the body. Then wrap them with the same color of embroidery floss you used on the body.
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Choose your hair color and then wrap the hair around three fingers 15-20 times.
Add hot glue on one side of the loop and add your head. If you want to change the skin tone of your doll, make sure to wrap the head in your chosen embroidery floss before you add the hair. For a curly-haired doll, wrap the embroidery floss around a small wooden dowel and then spray it with a one-part liquid starch to three parts water mixture. Spray the dowels with ribbon on with the spray bottle. Bake in the oven at 250 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes. Let the hair cool before putting it on your doll.
Now you can braid the hair or pull it into a ponytail.
You fairies are ready to play! If you love these fairies, check out our Mermaid Worry Dolls here. They follow the same basic instructions but with tails instead of skirts!
Who will you make worry dolls with?