Because the Build-A-Leprechaun craft is getting so much love, I decided to turn some more of the characters I have made into build-a-… crafts. This one is a simple build a fairy craft.
It’s a cute, easy craft in which your kids will need to cut out and correctly put together the pieces to make a fairy! Magical!
This craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers because it’s so simple to do!
It would also be great little fairy activity if you’re having a fairy themed party!
Other free build-a-… characters you may want to check out:
I’ve created quite a lot more characters and will be uploading them when I can – so be sure to check back regularly.
What Skills Can Your Children Learn And Practice?
When making this build a fairy craft, your children will have the chance to practice and develop some skills such as:
- Cutting Skills – if you feel they’re ready, you can let them have a go at cutting out the pieces all by themselves – they’ll need to be careful and have good scissor control if they want to cut out the pieces neatly
- Fine Motor Skills – when they’re sticking and picking up and moving the body parts and placing them where they need to go
- Body Knowledge – great for the little ones to think about how the different parts of the body fit together (I know we don’t all have wings!)
- Pencil Control – if you print off the black and white version they can practice their pencil control and develop hand strength through coloring.
This simple fairy craft will also give them a chance to practice their concentration and perseverance skills as they may find it tricky to place the pieces exactly where they want them to go.
How To Prepare This Build a Fairy Craft?
First you’re going to want to download the fairy craft templates by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page – I’ve made a color and a black and white version!
Other materials you’ll need:
- Safety scissors
- Card Stock or Craft Paper
- Some coloring pencils, pens, paints or other artsy materials
Once you’ve downloaded the templates, you’ll need to print them off onto paper or card.
Then, you can cut them out. Or if you’d like your children to get some cutting practice, you can let them have a go.
Then you can stick all the pieces together to build your fairy.
It can be really nice to let you’re kids have a bit of free rein here and see if they can work it out – kind of like a puzzle.
If they’re struggling, the order I’d do it in is:
- Stick the head on the body
- Stick the arms on the body
- Stick the wings to the back of the body
- Stick the feet on the body
- Stick the wand to a hand
(I expect you could have worked that out but I do like to be thorough…)
The finished one should look something like this:
If you want to you could always laminate them and use them as a puzzle. That way the different parts would be kept nice and they can use them again and again.
After that you’re all done!
Let your kids practice their cutting and sticking skills in a simple and fun way!
But Wait… There’s Also A Black And White Build A Fairy Craft
I’ve also made a black and white version which would be an awesome way for your little ones to practice their coloring skills and personalize their fairy in their own way!