Dress up your garden by making some fun fairy houses submitted by Brenda. You can craft a single house or make an entire town. Most of the items needed to make these houses can be found lying around your yard. Follow these step-by-step instructions to create your own fairy house!
How to Make a Fairy House
- Age Guideline: 8 Years and Up
- Time Required: 60 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Flat bases, such as piece of bark from tree.
- Craft Sticks
- Twigs, leave, or other wall items
- Tiny stones, gravel etc for walk ways
- Tiny dried flowers, bag of potpourri works great
- Anything natural that you find outdoors
- Wood glue
- Spray varnish
Start by searching your yard for a large, flat base. You can make the initial wall structures out of craft sticks. Glue these onto the base. Choose item for walls, such as twigs or leaves, and use them to cover the outside of the craft stick walls. Use other items you find outside to create walkways, trees, flower beds, windows, antennas, gazing balls, swings, porches, little piles of fire wood. Just let your imagination go wild. Spray with varnish and you're done.
- See a larger photo of this craft completed by Suzanne Bowser
- See a photo of a fairy village completed by Ivonne and Natalie
Here are 3 more ways to have fun with fairies:
- Mini Flower Garden Pots: these are just the perfect size for a fairy garden. Be sure to plant small flowers inside and add them to your garden.
- Flower Fairy Crown: let kids dress up like fairies as well with this tutorial for a flower fairy crown. It's made with simple flowers to make it seem like you're a fairy yourself.
- Fairy Wand Craft Stick: kids can create their own fairy wand from a simple stick. Decorate it with all kinds of embellishments and kids can use it in their fairy garden playtime.
- Fairy Craft Wings: make a set of these crafty fairy wings to add to your playtime. Kids can dress up with these wings, add their crown and wand, and they'll be set to pretend play in the fairy garden.