My girls are slightly obsessed with fairies. They love Tinkerbell and have several fairy dolls. We've read more of The Rainbow Fairy books than I can even count. So, you can image they came running when I suggested we make fairy houses. Fairy houses are tiny little things and rather magical and colorful, at least that's how we imagined them. Of course, the very best thing about fairy houses is that they are very fun to make.
To begin, we took an egg carton apart into individual cups. Egg cartons tear easily and there was no need to get the scissors out for this step. The girls and I sat and tore our egg cartons apart until we got to the perfect fairy house shape. The next step was the fun step... painting!
We painted our fairy houses with acrylic paint for better coverage. My girls are older, so I don't worry as much about mess, but if that is a concern, you can use washable craft paint instead. Paint the fairy houses however you imagine them. We had stripes, polka dots, color blocks, and plenty of pastel colors. Each and every one had a tiny door so the fairies could come and go. While we were painting, we talked about all our little fairy friends that were going to move into our village.
To finish up our houses, we made tiny little flags out of washi tape and toothpicks. The flags are simple. Fold a piece of tape around one end of a toothpick and then use your scissors to cut the ends to make a pretty design.
Do you have fairy lovers at your house? Why not spend some time creating a little fairy village? Not only is it a fun craft to make together, but they're also perfect for hours of imaginative play!
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