We traveled to my nephew's birthday party recently. We made leprechauns last winter and I made the Fancy Fairy Family for his family. He loves the magical world. So much that they have searched for boy-friendly versions of crafts that are not made by Forest Fairy Crafts. My cousin/sister bought one that she said was impossible for him and a challenge for her. "Help," she said, "We need more boy-fairies."
He inspires me. And my own children, of course. They all love ninjas.
So I had a few questions. Pointy hat? Cover the face? Paint the head? How do I make a ninja that still belongs in Fairyland?
Then I found these wings in the scrapbooking section of the the craft store. At first, I wasn't sure what I could use them for, but I loved the ribbon. Then I was puzzling through my ninja-ideas and, ta-da, inspiration!
Anika needed a girl version, of course. She collaborated with me. Her fairy needed hair, skirts, and eyelashes. Of course. I wrapped her ninja's legs with black yarn to make leggings. Ninja-girls are very active.
I had a solution for the faces, too. The hats pull down and tuck under the chin so ninjas can eat and smile :)
The ninjas played a lot at the birthday party, and they all live on nightstands now. A fairy ninja could protect you from any stray nightmare, right?