My Library is planning a "Fairy House Festival" in late Spring, which we hope to make an annual event. Tracy Kane, a regional author (Maine), has presented the program here before with great success, reading one of her picture books to kids, then helping the kids and their parents build "fairy houses" from natural materials in the park adjacent to the Library.
This year we want to create related ancillary programming around the event.
One idea I had, as a Polymer Clay Person, is to create a fairy sculpture (in fairy house scale, of course) as a raffle item or prize.
Thing is, I never made one before. (Have done an elderly woman doll in a class...)
I have Kathy Dewey's books, and can probably make something not amazingly beautiful like some work out there, but I thought I'd ask for suggestions and tips anyhow! If you have small kids, what features would you think THEY would appreciate? (Sturdy vs. delicate, child fairy vs. adult fairy, etc.)
In case I fail miserably, anyone out there have fairies for sale that maybe I could afford? (NOT in the hundreds of dollars like some beauties I would covet...)