Mr Tumble's Christmas fairy

Mr Tumble loves Christmas! Watch him make a fairy to put at the top of the Christmas tree.


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Hello! It's me, Mr Tumble! Are you excited about Christmas? Ah, me too! I love Christmas. Woohoo!

I'm going to show you how to make your very own Tumblina fairy, for the top of your Christmas tree, just like mine. Woohoo!

You'll need: a cardboard tube, some coloured wool, some scissors, PVA glue, a long, sparkly pipe cleaner, some pompoms, felt-tip pens, some paint and a paint brush, and a wooden peg.

First, take your peg and your paint, and paint Tumblina some shoes. Then, paint Tumblina a nice, colourful top. I'm going to give her a red top. You can leave Tumblina to dry by popping the peg onto a cardboard tube. Ta-da! Haha, clever, eh?

Next, take your sparkly pipe cleaner and ask your grown-up to snip off a tiny piece at the end. Haha, we'll save that for later.

Now, to make your fairy wings. Take the long pipe cleaner and tuck one end in the peg to hold it tight. Then bend it to make a wing shape, and twist it to hold it in place. It's a bit fiddly. Then make your other wing. Bend and twist. Ta-da!

Next, Tumblina needs a skirt. Stick pompoms around the peg, using PVA glue. Stick, stick, stick, that'll do the trick! I've given my Tumblina a spotty skirt, but you can use whatever you like. 

Next, Tumblina needs some hair. I've given Tumblina two long plaits. 

Oh, beautiful Tumblina. Now, Tumblina needs a face. Ha, ha, and a tiny red nose. 

Haha, say 'Merry Christmas!'

Merry Christmas! Haha.

© BBC 


Do you like the fairy decoration? Have you ever made a decoration for a special day? Tell us about it!

Average: 3 (4 votes)

Submitted by LordNoodlesFeet on Mon, 27/03/2023 - 08:27


I made a Christmas tree ornament and is it angel.

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