Last year my daughter and I made our very first fairy house. So when I found this super cute (affiliate link) Pinkalicious: Fairy House book at the library, I had to get check it out!
And, of course, after reading the book we had to make our own fairy house! Last year our little garden fairy house was made out of some old plywood I found in the barn, and afterwards I had a bad sinus infection…. This year we decided to check out the recyclables to build our fairy house!
I found some large carry-out plates that I thought would be fun to put the fairy house in, that way the fairies could have their very own garden! My oldest preschooler found some other plastic containers to use for the actual fairy houses, and then we pulled out the craft drawers, looking for odds and ends to decorate with.
Once he heard we were making fairy houses for the garden, my little Monkey decided he wanted to join in the fun, but his house was going to be a beetle house! (What can I say? He loves beetles!)
I cut the bottoms of the yogurt containers off and hot glued them to the top for roofs. I also cut doors in the containers, all the while they hunted for just the right objects to decorate with.
Peanut came up with some adorable ideas for inside the fairy house! (I hot glued them to the sides of the house so they would stay put.)
The back wall has a princess sticker. A ribbon wrapped around cotton made a nice bed. And don’t you just love the flower bead on the cap there?
Since we were using the hot glue gun, I took turns with them, asking them where to glue each item to their houses.
My youngest preschooler decided his beetle houses needed some fun spaceship signs, so we stuck the foam stickers on toothpicks.
Then we went outside, added some potting soil and a few hen and chicken plants and got it all set up.
He chose a nice, shady spot for his beetle houses, beneath my bleeding heart bush.
My oldest got very involved decorating her house — the fairies will be impressed!
She even used a milk cap as a swimming pool for the fairies. It’s a lovely vacation home!
I have found her several times now just staring at her fairy home, waiting for the fairies to arrive…
Have you made a fairy home or some other type of play home with your kids?
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