Have fun putting together a fairy garden! There are many supplies that you can purchase but there are also endless ways in which you can make a very inexpensive but fun fairy garden with items you may have on hand. Supplies that Miss Lisa used for this craft are below. Improvise where you need to.
My granddaughter wanted to add a pool. We did not, but maybe you could! Message the library a picture of your creation on our Facebook page or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to see them!
Printable How-to Guide: Fairy Garden Craft Instructions.pdf
- Garden container - We used a plastic shoe box that I had on hand. The lid for the box had broken.
- Small box for the fairy house - I had a small box on hand. You could cut down an empty tissue box.
- Popsicle sticks
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks - Adults will need to use and supervise the glue gun. It is much too HOT for children. Use regular glue where you can
- Various items from the yard - sticks, rocks, pinecones, and leaves. We used some rocks that we had already painted to give it a little color
- Buttons to decorate the house
- Pinecones - Use them as trees or make a cute critter
- Googly eyes for your critter.
- Pompoms - Add them to the pinecones to make a colorful tree
- Cardboard to make a welcome sign
- Shells - We used a shell to make a fairy bed with pompom pillows
- Water bottle cap - We made a little table with the cap and added sticks for table legs. We used rocks as stools.
- Gems - I only had clear ones
- Plants - I have a lot of this groundcover
- Find a suitable container for your fairy garden to live in
- Fill your container with dirt leaving approximately 1 1/2 inches of space at the top for decorations
- Add and arrange your decorations on your garden to make it your own!