Craft stick ballerinas are not only super fun to make, but your little one will play with them for hours.
--WHAT YOU'LL NEED--
Craft sticks – 1 per ballerina, the ones that are wider than popsicle sticks
Popsicle sticks – 3 per ballerina
Cupcake paper liners
Sharpie markers – we used oil-based paint markers
Grab one craft stick and three popsicle sticks for each ballerina. Cut one of the popsicle sticks in half. OR, use short mini popsicle sticks in place of the one stick cut in half. I ran out of short ones after making two ballerinas, so then we switched to cutting regular ones. Either way works great!
Cut off a little less than half of the craft stick. Glue the remaining segment to two popsicle sticks.
Fold your cupcake liner in half. Use scissors to cut a little opening at the waist. Then slide it onto the ballerina and glue it to the craft sticks.
Attach the arms to the back of the body. Then add some yarn for hair. To make the “bun” hair, I wound the yarn around in a circle and then pressed it into a little blob of hot glue.
Use a Sharpie to draw the leotard and shoes. Glue on some googly eyes, and draw the mouth. Your ballerina is complete!
Repeat this step until you make it all the way around the yarn rope.
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