We Made A Fairy House!

My almost four year old is really into fairies.

Like totally mega obsessed.

She dreams about them, she sees them when we are driving through town,

she draws pictures of them, makes up stories about them obsessed.

So the natural thing to do was to build them a home!

We started with a plain rectangular wooden crate we found at the

craft store.  We also bought a variety bag of mosses.

Then we went for a walk around the neighborhood

to collect leaves, sticks, bark, etc.

I got out the hot glue gun and we started covering the crate in

moss, twigs, and bark. (And I only burned myself once!)

We used some old fabric for the floor and sheets

& cotton balls for pillows.

The furniture is made from folded & scotch taped cardboard scraps.

It was Ava’s idea to put a fire in oven

and make little paintings for the walls.

We had a great time making it together and now every night

she sets it all up for the fairies.

And every morning, the beds are mysteriously messed up

and things are moved around.

A child’s imagination is amazing and I will feed it forever. XO!

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  • January 29, 2013 - 3:06 am | Permalink

    Hey Shannon this sounds so cute! People usually opt for purchasing all these kind of things as it is time consuming as well as waste of money if things don’t turn out to be well as expected. But trying your hands on things like making a fairy house itself is a commendable job. Also this gives you & your toddler immense happiness. As it is rightly said sometimes not the destination but the journey is amazing. But in your case both the things are amazing and I feel that all the parents should encourage these kinds of tasks.

  • March 21, 2014 - 3:34 am | Permalink

    Wow the fairy house is wonderful!!! Love the small oven :-) Perfect idea for my little niece! Thank you for sharing!!!

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