What a great idea!!
We were looking at how to make small wooden fairies and their houses and we came across this American website
It is the creation of artist Tracy Kane who initiated a fairy house building project in the US, she has written and illustrated a number of books on fairy houses in natural settings and the gallery page on the website is wonderful, we are now inspired to go out into the garden and build away.
So what are they exactly? In her words:
Fairy Houses are small structures for the fairies and nature’s friends to visit. Sticks, bark, dry grasses, pebbles, shells, feathers, seaweed, pine cones and nuts are just some of the natural materials used. Ranging from rustic to intricate ‘Fairy Mansions’, these whimsical habitats are built by children, families, gardeners and nature lovers reflecting their creativity, joy and pride.
The simple challenge of creating a fairy house gives children a unique activity that encourages them to go outside and connect with the natural world, nurturing care and respect for the environment.
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