I babysat my granddaughter yesterday and we made Flower Fairies from Klutz Books. After making the first one, she wanted a Rapunzel, with long braided hair. Of course I had to rummage around in my bead collection to find the perfect tiny flower beads to braid into Rapunzel’s hair. I was not able to finish making it before she went home so Rapunzel spent the night at my house, perched on a bouquet of flowers.
Waiting for a prince.
Vickie Goeking said:
Julia, the photo with Rapunzel perched on those flowers is amazing. So pretty and colorful!! Glad you have so many special times with your precious granddaughter!!
Donna J Cotterman said:
How creative. Love Rapunzel perched on the flowers. I know your granddaughter will love her. ♥♥♥
Thank you, Vickie and Donna! To do the hair, I stuck a plain, faceless bead on a stick in my jar of paintbrushes so I could braid the hair. There was no body, just the bead with embroidery floss glued on top. My granddaughter made her other little flower fairy talk to the bodyless head. “Rapunzel, Rapunzel!” she said over and over again, “Let down your hair!!!” If a bead with floss on it has such character already, she will definitely love it with a body and face and dress. :D
Alisa Noble said:
Flower Fairies are so much fun. I purchased a similar book for my niece several years ago.