Marionette angels (or fairies) hang from our playstand. The colors, softness and textures of the marionettes makes them so inviting . The beautiful hues add a bit of cheerfulness and excitement as we wait out these last few weeks of winter. It may be a colorless world outside our windows, but inside the fairies and angels bring us a rainbow of colors.
Rainbow Angel kit ($5.99) from A Child's Dream Come True.
I've had so much fun making these that I made some to hang above my daughters' beds and other as marionettes.
Each of my daughters chose the colors of their angel or fairy that hangs above their bed. For my 5 year old I call it the Sweet Dreams Fairy, who will sprinkle sweet dreams down from above her bed.
I attached a string and tied it to a dowel to make marionettes.
It wasn't until I learned about Waldorf that I discovered the beauty of wool toys and crafts. I've tried my hand at wet felting with no luck but these angels were so easy to make. My daughters were just as excited for the extra roving to add to their scraps basket and to be used for play.