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Friendly Fairies

12 Jun 2018

The 24th June is Fairy Day! Do you believe in fairies? Most of us have seen or read Peter Pan and remember clapping, to say that we did. Well, here is a fun craft to share your love of fairies with friends and families.

Fairy gardens are charming and a perfect DIY project to do with your children. Many of the materials you need, you likely already have on hand, such as a clay pot or other large container and small plants. Here are some fairy garden ideas for indoors and outdoors!

Tree House 

Stick ice-cream sticks together to make a door! Add a small button for a doorknob and stick the door to the base of a tree trunk to make the tree look like a fairy home! If you’re adventurous, you could even have a go at making lollipop stick windows and use scraps of old fabric for curtains!

Teacup Garden 

Put some soil and moss in a teacup and plant with the tiniest flowers you can find. Maybe place some dolls furniture in it for the fairies to sit in, and if the weather’s sunny, use a cocktail umbrella as fairy shade!

Toadstools 

No fairy garden would certainly be complete without a toadstool or seven! Use some modeling clay to make rough bowl shapes and sausage shapes. Let them harden and paint them an array of magical colours. When the paint is dry, stick the sausage part upright in the garden and balance (or glue) the upturned bowl on the top for the mushroom cap. Make these as big or as tiny as you like.

Light It Up 

Use some fine wire fairy lights to give your garden some sparkle at night. These lights are easy to position and battery powered so you can put lights in windows or just entwined in the tiny shrubbery.

Baby Bunting 

Use some patterned tapes or little triangles of paper to make teeny weeny bunting to string from plants and fairy houses!

Your new found fairy friends will thank you for their beautiful new homes and gardens!

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