How To Build a $20 Fairy Garden
Over the summer vacation, everyone’s looking for projects to keep the kids busy for a while. A fairy garden is a quick way of getting the kids out of the house and into the garden, becoming excited about growing plants, and using a bit of imagination.
All you need:
- A planter or area of garden to plant some ornamental flowers/shrubbery
- A fairy garden kit or old dolls house furniture
Optional extra: Solar powered fairy lights [link]
One kit, which is available on Amazon Prime is this 56pcs Fairy Garden kit.
The next steps are pretty simple.
- For an instant garden, get the kids to place the dollhouse furniture (also available at most yard sales) hidden amongst a small corner of the garden. It can be nestled under a bush, or near some succulents.
2. For a longer project, get a mixture of wildflower seeds or even some vegetables like tomato plants or peas, which don’t take up much horizontal space and can grow upwards until harvest time.
3. Small shells can be filled with water or lined with aluminum to look like a little pond for the fairies to dip their toes into.
4. Watch the plants grow and when the garden is complete, hide a couple of fairy toys in the garden and wait for them to be discovered.