I have been looking forward to doing this activity with my little girl for a while now, and today was the day! Daddy took the youngest preschooler with him to run errands, leaving us girls to do some serious crafting!
When I told her we were making fairy houses to put in our little herb garden, she told me, “Well, Mommy, no real fairies will use them.”
I admit it, I was a little crushed by the thought that my 4 year-old new fairies wouldn’t be visiting. But then she said, “They all live in Florida (Disney World, I’m thinking) and we are far away!” (Ah, the magic is still there!) So I told her we’d make a little house for them to rest in when they were traveling, and she thought that was a great idea.
Off we went to find supplies. I was originally planning to use some old yogurt containers to be the structure, but she was positive wood would be a better choice. Thankfully we found some old plywood out by the fire pit. (You’d think we’d use that more often, but it’s honestly been years since we had a campfire in our backyard.)
While I broke the plywood into usable pieces, she searched through the decorating possibilities that I had pulled out from the craft supplies.
Of course there had to be glitter. And there was a broken necklace, which she decided we should outline the house with. We also stuck two little pom-poms inside that fairies could use for pillows. (Don’t want them uncomfortable!)
Poor little Peanut got her first burn from the hot glue gun when she helped put the beaded necklace on… But she was still up for finishing the project and setting it up outside.
Now to see if the fairies leave anything behind when they visit!