How to Make a DIY Fairy House
Here are a few supplies you may want to use:
One of the best parts of making a DIY fairy house for kids is that you can use things you already have around the house, particularly those odd craft materials you can’t figure out what to do with.
- Craft sticks
- Container (this is a great chance to up cycle an old plastic container you can’t find the lid for!)
- colorful stones
- cardboard box
- Empty tissue box
You’ll need a plastic container of some sort. We used an old Rubbermaid container. Have your child fill it with dirt. Not too full – about half way. It doesn’t have to be exact. This project is all about your child using their imagination!
The next step is to work on the actual house. Take an old tissue box (recycling and reusing too) and cut it up to fit the container.
Next, you can use a hot glue gun to attach craft sticks to the sides of the box. Obviously, this is a Grown-Up’s part.
You can cover all the sides and the roof. Remember: don’t worry about it being perfect. (This is your child’s project and you are assisting 😉.)
One idea is to add buttons on the house for decoration.
While you let the craft stick-tissue box house dry, you can make a sign.
For the sign, one idea is “Fairies Welcome” on a piece of paper. Then you can cut it out, covered it with packing tape (for durability), trimmed the edges, and glued it (hot glue gun) to a stick.
One idea for Fairy Furniture is little button chairs. Search for a couple somewhat-flat stones and I glue a large button on. Then, attach a second button to the back. You can add a second smaller button into the big button, if you like ☺
Next, we put the craft stick house into the dirt and began adding the little accessories to our little fairy house craft.
You can add moss to the front and inside the house, so the fairies would have a soft, comfortable carpet and garden area.
You might be able to transplant a flowering plant from the yard.
You can take a plant label and tape on a piece of ribbon. This is the fairies’ flag, so they can tell how fast the wind is blowing.
As you can see, making a fairy house is a great way for kids to let their imaginations run wild and a fun family project. And you’ll be surprised at how much fun you’ll have helping them craft their homemade fairy house too!
Your fairy house is completely up to your kids’ imagination(s).
This is just one idea to help inspire you with your own fairy house creation.
Sending Love & Health,
Valerie Bain, MSW
Early Childhood Specialist