Look how beautiful and magical this birthday fairy countdown is! This birthday fairy countdown is not only pretty and fun to make, but a great way to get your child super excited for their birthday! Kids of all ages will love making this gorgeous and colorful birthday fairy countdown craft. Perfect for at home or even in the classroom when you’re counting down your students birthdays! Plus, this fairy craft is budget-friendly which is always a plus!

Birthday fairy countdown-  red, purple, pink, orange,  yellow, blue fairies numbered 1-10- kids activities blog
Look how colorful each birthday fairy is! I love them all! Especially the one who looks like a monarch butterfly!

A Birthday Fairy Countdown Craft

Each fairy contained a small “surprise package” with an activity and some goodies for her and her siblings. This way all the little people in the house were excited about picking a fairy from the wall each morning and getting some surprise goodies. And there were no more “How long till my birthday” questions, because they could just see how many fairies were left. Mission accomplished!

Interested to make a fairy birthday countdown for your kids? Check the instructions below!

How to make a fairy birthday countdown

We have gathered a list of supplies you will need to make this craft including the goodies you may want to put inside each birthday fairy as well as a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you put your birthday fairies together!

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Supplies Needed To Make This Birthday Fairy Countdown Craft

Birthday fairy supplies: birthday fairy printables, glue, tape, thread, toilet paper rolls, activity notes, candy, stickers, and small toys- kids activities blog
To make a birthday fairy you will need: birthday fairy printables, glue, tape, thread, toilet paper rolls, activity notes, candy, stickers, and small toys!

To make the fairies:

To Make the Surprise Packages*:

*You can of course do your own thing, adapted to what your kids like.

How To Make A Birthday Fairy Countdown

Step 1: Print the free  printable fairies.


Download and print the free printable fairies and their wings. You have below 10 different  fairies and wings free free for download.

Step 2:  Cut out the wings and the fairies.

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Cut out the fairies and the fairy wings.


For the fairies, cut out only the head and the magic wand. For the body part you’ll need the full paper to roll around the toilet paper roll.

Step 3: Glue the fairies to the toilet paper rolls

Step 4- Birthday fairy countdown- Attach the wings to the back of the fairy with glue- kids activities blog
Attach the wings to the back of the fairy with glue.


Alternatively you can also use a stapler. I found however that the glue works better for this fairy birthday countdown.

Step 4: Attach the wings

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Add the surprise!


Glue the wings on the back of the fairy and the birthday count down fairies are almost done.

Step 5: Add the surprise

Step 6- Birthday fairy countdown- put the fairies somewhere in the house where the birthday child will see them.
Put the fairies in the house where the birthday child will see them!


Take the surprise bags and add the surprises and goodies of your choice in the bags. Put the surprise bags inside the fairies. You might need to put some tape if they risk to fall through. Alternatively you can tape the bottom of the paper rolls to close them and just drop the goodies inside without any bags. I also wrote numbers on the fairies so that we can practice counting and number recognition and keep track of witch fairy gets picked which day.

Step 6: Put the collection of fairies together to make your birthday countdown complete

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The easiest way is to put the fairies on a flat surface.


Choose a visible place in the house and make sure they are high enough so that the kids cannot reach them by themselves. Otherwise they might want to speed up the birthday countdown and pick more fairies in one day 😉

The easiest is to let the fairies stand on a flat surfaces, but you can also stick them on the wall.  I chose the later one.  So, I rolled some paper tape in a circle with the sticky side on the outside and put that on the back of the fairy.

Optional:

Optional birthday fairy countdown ideas- hang the fairies by string- kids activities blog
You can also hang the birthday fairies by string!

Another option for making them fly is to hang them with a thread from the ceiling. This way they’ll move. And if you put them at different highs it will look like they are really flying!

Our Experience With This Wonderful and Birthday Fairy Countdown Craft

Birthdays … for most kids this is THE DAY, the highlight of the year. In our house the birthday countdown is a big deal! Often they live towards this day for weeks and the excitement grows with every day that gets them closer to it.

“How many times do I have to sleep till my birthday” the  kids ask me about a zillion times a day. And no matter how many times I tell them, they keep on asking.

So for my sanity (and their fun) I started the tradition of making a theme  birthday countdown  for kids. For now, as my kids are still small, I do the preparations. But later on I plan to also involve the  kids in the party planning and in making the birthday countdown for their brother or sister.

So when the birthday of my 6 year old girl got closer, I started to plan a new birthday countdown. She had been talking for the past year about her wish to have a fairy birthday, so I didn’t have much choice on the theme. 10 days before THE day, a birthday countdown made of 10 fairies magically appeared on the wall of our living room.

For me, the fairy birthday countdown was definitely a success. The birthday girl was impressed when 10 days before her birthday she walked into the living room. This is her reaction when she saw her birthday countdown fairies for the first time. So I think it was a job well done! 🙂

Is the birthday of any of your kids coming up soon? If so, start planning the birthday countdown today and enjoy the “wow” reaction of your kid when he or she will discover it for the first time!

Birthday Fairy Countdown Craft

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Make this birthday fairy countdown for your child's birthday. 10 days before you little one's birthday make these birthday fairies which are not only colorful and beautiful, but full of awesome treats!

Materials

  • For the fairies:
  • Toilet paper rolls (as many as the number of fairies you want to make)
  • Fairy printables both fairies and wings
  • Scissors & glue
  • Paper tape to stick them to the wall (alternatively you could hang them from the ceiling with thread and paper tape)
  • For Treats:
  • A note for each day with a surprise activity written on it
  • 3 small candies to share with the brother and sister
  • A small toy or gadget (e.g. some stickers, temporary tattoo, a bracelet, …)
  • A small bag to put everything inside

Instructions

  1. Download and print the free printable fairies and their wings. You have below 10 different fairies and wings free free for download.
  2. For the fairies, cut out only the head and the magic wand.
  3. For the body part you’ll need the full paper to roll around the toilet paper roll.
  4. Alternatively you can also use a stapler.
  5. Glue the wings on the back of the fairy and the birthday count down fairies are almost done.
  6. Take the surprise bags and add the surprises and goodies of your choice in the bags.
  7. Put the surprise bags inside the fairies. 
  8. Choose a visible place in the house and make sure they are high enough so that the kids cannot reach them by themselves.

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How did your birthday fairy countdown turn out? Did your child find them as magical as we did?



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  1. Thanks for the craft. They look great!. Is there a black and white version of these? So the children can color their own.

    1. Thanks so much, glad you like them! There is not a black-and-white version in the library, but check your printer settings for a black-and-white option. Most color printers have this capability.