Build a fun park for your fairy to swing, slide, and play in your fairy garden, as explained by a 7 year-old.
Both of my daughters really like making fairy gardens in a little dirt strip between our patio and a chain-link fence. They can spend hours building houses, designing gardens, and creating fun details for little fairies.
Recently my daughter, Jane, planned, built, and created a miniature park for her fairies. In her own words, here’s what she did:
First, I thought about how I could make a fairy garden park. Next, I wanted a swing, a slide, a pond, and a lot of plants in my park. After that, I planned my ideas on a big paper. Then, I designed the ideas with details so I knew exactly what I was going to do. Last, I made little symbols to remind me where to put the things I needed to.
Building a swing and a slide
First, I collected my four sticks, one piece of wood chip, and two little pieces of rope for the swing. Then, I collected a long piece of wood chip, three little pieces of stick, and two long pieces of stick for the slide. Next, I glue gunned them all together. Last, I let them dry.
Outside, in the fairy garden
First, I found a nice shady spot that was clear. Second, I collected plants (with roots). Then, I planted the plants. Next, I decided that instead of a pond I would have a sandbox and a rock climbing place because I didn’t know how I was going to do a pond. After that, I put all of my things in the nice shady spot. Last, I let the fairies explore the park .
Just a note, my girls have the book Fairy Garden Handbook by Liza Gardner Walsh, which has given them a lot of great ideas and inspiration. It was a good starting place to get them creating their own fairy gardens.
Have you created a fairy garden? Please share what you’ve made in the comments below.