If you are a teacher looking to bring a little fairy magic into your classroom, or if you are a parent trying to make learning more enjoyable for your kids, there are ways to accomplish both goals by making fairy crafts that are appropriate for elementary school children. Elementary school age children are still excited by the new things that they see around them, yet more often they are told to remain studious and to take care of their less interesting responsibilities. Bringing a little childhood magic back to their lives is necessary, and you do not have to take a fieldtrip from learning to make it happen.
Below you will find several different fairy craft ideas that are not only appropriate for elementary school age children, but they also encourage learning and innovation. So whether you are looking for a fun art experiment for your students at school or if you are a parent who wants to keep your kids learning especially during summer break, here are some fairy craft ideas that are sure to leave you smiling.
Fairy dolls, foods, drawings and more!
At a very young age children start learning how to use their imaginations and play pretend. For the younger elementary aged children creating paper dolls is a great craft. As you help the children draw their paper dolls you can teach them about the parts of the body and the clothes that fit those parts. You can have discussions about where fairies might live and relate that to where other people are likely to live. You can create different projects to compliment your fairy dolls like making more three dimensional dolls out of yarn or material. You can also start to make such things as fairy dust or you can cook a fairy meal. A blossom berry soup is an excellent choice for your fairy lovers. Art time provides an excellent opportunity to allow children to create any fairytale creature that they desire. You may not have had all of the boy’s attention before as fairies are stereotypically a girl dominated topic, but when all the kids can create any creature that they want, fairytale characters are created that may not even roughly resemble the cute little fairies that we may have in mind.
Just because you are playing and making fairy crafts, it does not mean that you cannot be learning at the same time. Fairies are typically depicted as creatures that are very close to the earth and can use plants and flowers to make clothes, food, and magic dust. You can make your own fairy potions by drying and crushing flowers or by starting a potted garden. Some plants produce oils that are good for cooking or good for your skin. There are all kinds of home remedies that can be found. Put a magical twist on these herbal blends to allow your children to see that scientific information can indeed be magical.