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Nature Craft: Make a Fairy House

Jul 11, 2016
Scarlet Paolicchi

This is a fun nature craft for both adults and kids. If you make a fairy house together, the results will be probably be twice as good because kids are so fantastic at being creative, while adults tend to have the more detailed eye. You will need to gather your fairy house supplies, which I suggest doing in several parts.

First, I suggest grabbing an empty pot and filling it with soil for your working space. This part is, of course, optional and you can simply build your fairy house right against a tree in your yard. I chose a pot because I have a few sitting around and I thought it would be fun to fill one with cute display.

Now, raid you recycling bin and see what you can reuse. It takes a little vision, but that OJ carton could become a great fairy house and that plastic bottle could become a cute tower. Cereal boxes make great roofing or fencing. Just use a little imagination!

finished fairy garden 

Next, go gather your natural elements from the yard. Fairies live in nature, and your fairy house will be twice as cute if you find some fun natural elements to include such as small rocks, pine cones, moss, twigs, acorns, snail shells or whatever you come across in your yard.

Your fairy house is probably starting to take shape in your head as you gather the supplies and see what you have to work with. If helpful, make a few sketches to guide you. Of course, you can just wing it! Now that your ideas are coming together, head to your craft cabinet.

Bring your craft supplies to the work space so you can turn your fairy house visions into a reality.  You will probably want to have scissors, glue, string, wire, paper and paints available to work with. Start adding details to your fairy house and trails, like pine cone shingles or moss roofing, and use paint and twigs to make windows appear.

You may want to raid the children's toy box for cute tiny items for your fairies. You may strike it rich in their doll houses or in the toy barn. You don't want it too cluttered, just a few clues that fairies live there. Arrange those additions in your fairy house pot.

For the final touch, check to see what tiny plants you have around that you can add to create a fairy garden. You could plant some sprouts, add some cuttings or pick up a few cute succulents at the nursery.

Voila, you have created a masterpiece fairy house that will be fun for the kids to check on and pretty to look at while you are enjoying the outdoors this summer.

Have you ever created something like this?

Photo courtesy of Scarlet Paolicchi.

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