Crafts for Kids: Make a Fairy House

Fairy House Craft


Now that we’re done with school, I’ve been doing more fun craft projects with the kids. Last week we made homemade Gak, which was a huge hit and this week, Emily and I made a Fairy House.

Emily is six and she loves Tinkerbell. She very firmly believes that fairies are real and will argue till the sun goes down if anyone suggest otherwise.

So when I asked if she wanted to make a house for fairies, she was immediately full of ideas.

We rounded up a few things around the house and then went to Walmart to pick up a couple more things.

fairy house supplies

The best part of this craft project is that you and your child can make your Fairy House however you want. Use stuff from around your house or go visit the craft store; it’s up to you. And your little fairy-house-maker of course. He or she may have some very specific ideas!

We bought some colorful buttons and stones. Also some pipe cleaners, which we actually didn’t use. But maybe you will!

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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!

Emily made a stone pathway around her Fairy House container.

fairy house stones

The next step is to work on the actual house. I took an old tissue box (recycling and reusing too – woohoo!) and cut it up to fit the container.

fairy house tissue box

Next, I used a hot glue gun to attach craft sticks to the sides of the box.

fairy house - craft sticks

We covered all the sides and the roof. Remember (as I had to remind myself!) you don’t have to worry about perfection. (I had started telling Emily to lay the craft sticks on evenly because that’s how I prefer it, but remembered that this is actually Emily’s project and I am assisting her.)

fairy house wooden craft stitcks

It was Emily’s idea to add buttons on the house for decoration. She said Tinkerbell and her friends would like it. (I think she’s right!)

fairy house buttons

While we let the craft stick-tissue box house dry, we made a sign.

For the sign, I simply wrote “Fairies Welcome” on a piece of paper. Then we cut it out, covered it with packing tape (for durability), trimmed the edges, and glued it (hot glue gun) to a stick.

Emily fairies welcome sign

We also made little button chairs. This was my favorite part.

Emily found a couple somewhat-flat stones and I glued a large button on. Then I attached a second button to the back. I wasn’t sure how well this would hold up, but it was quite solid, thanks to the hot glue gun. Lastly, Emily insisted on putting a second smaller button into the big button.

button chair

Nathan, of course, commented that the fairy chairs look a lot like a toilet. Um…we’ll just ignore that fact, shall we?

Next, we put the craft stick house into the dirt and began adding the little accessories.

Fairy House craft - fairies welcome

 

We added moss to the front and inside the house so the fairies would have a soft, comfortable carpet.

moss fairy house

We even transplanted a violet from the yard. With a little water, it’s still alive and doing well!

fairy house violet

Emily took a flower label and taped on a piece of ribbon. She said this is the fairies flag so they can tell how fast the wind is blowing.

fairy house flag

fairy house button chair

Lastly, Emily sprinkled lots of pixie dust (glitter) around the Fairy House so the fairies would feel at home.

Fairy House craft for kids

Making a Fairy House is such a fun easy craft project for kids! As you can see, it’s a great way for kids to let their imaginations run wild and do a fun project with Mom. And you’ll be surprised at how much fun you’ll have helping them craft their house too!

Emily and her fairy house

How will your child’s Fairy House turn out?

Erika
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Erika, the founder of Musings From a SAHM, is happily married with four energetic children. She lives in New Hampshire and has a passion for encouraging other moms, photography, and Jesus. She also enjoys baking, spending time with friends, and attempting to keep her home organized.

Comments

  1. What an adorable idea. I’ll definitely do this with Zoe as soon as school is out in one month. Love it!
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  2. Robin Wilson says:

    This a wonderful project! Hope to do this with my little great-niece, she would love it!

  3. Now this is so cute! I know my daughter would enjoy making this, she is so crafty. Great idea!!!!
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  4. How fun is this craft! And your daughter is adorable!

  5. That is so cute and something my daughter would love!! I’ll have to keep this in mind for this summer.
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  6. That is such a CUTE craft! My daughter would love it! I think I’ll do this with my Brownie Troop!!! THANKS!
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  7. That is seriously the cutest kids’ craft I’ve seen in a long, long time!
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  8. Just got the goosebumps. What if she did get a visit from Tinkerbell? Oooooohh!!!! Love the house!
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  9. Your daughter is so cute. Love this craft idea. My kids would love this. I am pinning it!
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  10. SO adorable. I LOVE this!
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  11. Oh that is super adorable! My boys love Tinkerbell and I bet they would love to make something like this. :)
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    Such a cute idea and the kids will love making this. Great summer fun craft for them. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Molly Marie
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    Oh man! This is the cutest thing EVER!!! I am definitely doing this with my 3 1/2 year old this summer. Maybe tomorrow. Holy cuteness. http://http://girlonfireblog.blogspot.com/

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  15. Ahhh what a lovely idea! My little one will love this. Thank you for sharing!
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