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!
How cute – such a loveyl idea!
Thanks. I loved that she had to have glittler and purple beads on it.
Andrea @ No Doubt Learning says
Cute idea! Here from SITS – have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by! Can’t wait to read your rock collecting post – my kids love rocks!
Joyness Sparkles says
They all live in Florida…that is SO cute! Very cute project. I have boys so this never would have been a hit in our home, you are very blessed to have a daughter. 🙂
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Yes, we lucked out with one of each. I get to do the girly craft stuff and have rough and tumble fun, too. 🙂
jenn @ so this is love says
What a cute idea!! Hope the fairies came by 😉
Not yet… I assured her it takes a while for them to travel from such a long distance…
That is so darn cute! And what an adorable idea. I hope her burn is doing better. Those glue guns are dangerous weapons!
Yes, they are dangerous! I usually use them far from the kids. But since it was just me and her, and I wanted her to really have a say in how the house looked, I let her put on the pieces after I did the glue… Poor thing, I didn’t even know she burned it at first!
Visting from Sits. That came out really cute.
Thanks – I thought so too!
You had me at fairy! So sweet! I hope this is a lot of fun for her. My girls just get so much enjoyment out of it. I also got them the tiny Barbie fairies so they each had one to play with in their garden. I know ours is a lot bigger but it started out like yours and then imagination took over. I hope you both enjoy it together!!
Right away she wanted to make another one…. So I have a feeling ours will be growing in size soon. Maybe a little village somewhere lower where she can use her Tinkerbell and other fairies. 🙂
How sweet. I absolutely love it, and so will the fairies.
The fairies left an acorn cap in the house last night. 🙂