We started with a wooden head and a packet of rub-on faces and made a body from pipecleaners, with beads for hands and shoes. We wrapped ribbon around the body, gluing the ends.
The girls chose wide ribbon for the skirt and we folded it in half and they sewed a running stitch along the folded edge. My six-year old has done a bit of sewing before, but this was my 4 year old's first bit of sewing and she did really well.
We wrapped ribbon around the top to make a bodice and I stitched the skirt in place.
Some more running stitch down the centre of some wire-edged ribbon, which was gathered to make the wings.