Crafting with Kids — Fairy Houses

Crafting with Kids

This month’s craft comes to us, once again, from Miss Melanie.

Our Summer Library Program (SLP) theme is Dig Into Reading, and to go along with that, we’ve got some nifty Fairies, Gnomes and Fairy Houses to show you.

While you can certainly make small magical creatures and miniature garden homes out of almost anything, the great outdoors is a wonderful place to search for usable organic material.  Gather your crew and go on a hunt looking around for things like leaves and twigs, acorns or other nuts, moss or grass, pine cones or pine needles, stones, flowers, and pieces of bark.  (Be careful, though, to not take anything from the grounds of local State or National Parks!)

The blog, “Our Fairfield Home & Garden“, shows how to make dainty fairies with those gathered items you collected from around the yard or neighborhood (plus a little glue and some fine-tipped markers).  After you’ve collected all your supplies, get to work!

Searching on the web will bring up lots of ideas on how to make a garden or home from all sorts of commonplace and unusual items.  Take a look at some of the creations other people have made and get inspired to make your own.

Here are pictures of what Miss Melanie and the kids at her program made:

Elves & Gnomes collage

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