I was feeling pretty crummy today so I decided to do something crafty with the kids.
I've seen those fairy gardens all over the place and thought that would be a great Sunday activity to get the whole family involved in.
We started with a big rock as our fairy house (we may get something different because it was hard to come up with a roof for this one. Finding flat stones, we created a path.
Then we found some dried out stems out in the garden and clipped them down.
The fun part was finding round rocks that resembled mushroom tops. I painted them red and added white dots. The "stems" are made with round elongated stones.
It's shaping up.
This "stump" is a hollyhock stem that had a little hole in it. I glued some other stems to it for bulk.
the fence was created by cutting down dried out stems and connecting them with cross pieces.
Tess HAD TO HAVE a swing. So some snipped stems and a little twine later our fairy has a swing.
We were wanting a stream, but this pot just isn't that big so we had to come up with a bitty pond instead. I used a little sample cup and glued flat stones all around the top of it. Added in some green and blue glass pebbles for water and called it good for now.
I think we'll add another level with a stick ladder leading from the lower pot to the upper. This is so much fun. The boys want to build a mailbox next.
Our fairy needs a door on her house and maybe the path will be narrowed so we can plant some seeds alongside it. Hope your weekend was wonderful.
Stay crafty my friends.