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!