21 May 2013

Fairy Gardens For Kids-DIY

Two weekends ago Gramps and I had Maisy and Afton for the

weekend.  I believe in having crafts and worthwhile activities 

planned for the youngsters. 

This craft is perfect for little hands and exuberant hearts...

I knew that when the girls came over I wanted to have a 

magical craft ready for them to do.  Maisy is three and Afton is

seven, so it was important to have a craft that they would both

enjoy and find interesting.

I made a trip to Michael's and the Dollar Store for the 

supplies.  To make this project I used:

1. Three small bottles of acrylic paint
2. Two bird houses
3. Two floral chargers
4. Two packages of colored glass stones
5. Paint brushes
6. Decorative birds
7. Decorative moss/succulents
8. Ladybugs

My goal was for the girls to make a craft that they could

also use for play. By using colored glass stones instead

of dirt they were able to rearrange their gardens over and

over.  They traded their birds, moss and succulents and

even bird houses without any fuss or mess.  The stones were

also great for counting and identifying colors and creating

patterns.  These gardens are also great for storytelling

and imaginative playtime.

I highly recommend this sweet and happy craft for a Summer Time


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  1. Jemma,
    Love this sweet Fairy Garden. I made a feeble attempt at one last year but I really want to make another one. thanks for the inspiration!!
    I am now following you and added your Blog to my Blog Roll. Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  2. You are the best grandma I know! To think of having something over for the girls to do. Extending yourself. Teaching them worthwhile things. Letting them make a mess. And it turned out so wonderful. PS The girls are beautiful! sandie

  3. What a cute idea! I know they had a wonderful time. Tiger is just getting old enough to do a little bit of creative art with!

  4. Love the plate bases. My littles put together a garden in a planter pot a couple weeks ago. It changes with each visit. :)for what it's worth

  5. Hi Jemma (Joyce) ----So nice to meet you. Thanks for coming to my blog. Hope you come back!!!! I am enjoying yours... Your granddaughters are GORGEOUS --and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the little Fairy Gardens... Of course, since I'm a bird lover, you would know that I love the bird houses and the little birds... How precious!!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. HI Jemma, what a cute idea. I am sure your cute granddaughters had fun making the fairy gardens. They look pretty too, well done! Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you have a happy day!

  7. This is adorable! What a great idea! I just did a little outdoor fairy garden with my grandson a few days ago but have not posted it yet ( I need to sort through my photos at this point! )

    Great minds ( grandma minds ) think alike :)

  8. That is just so cute! And what a wonderful Grandma you are, Jemma. I bet you had as much watching the girls as they did creating their gardens.

    Hope your week is going well.

  9. Jemma, this is such a fun idea for your granddaughters. I can see that they had so much fun. I know mine would love this too! Thanks for sharing your fun idea with SYC.

  10. Hi Jemma,

    What a fun project for little ones!
    The perfect summer project.

    Bear Hugs,


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