Als ich wisse das Morgen der Erde enden wuerde, immernoch wurd ich mein Apfelbaum pflanzen.

Even if I knew the world would perish tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther

"Factory work's easier on the back, and I don't mind it, understand, but a man becomes what he does. Got to watch that. That's why I keep at farmin' although the crops haven't ever throve. It's the doin' that's important." Madison Wheeler in Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

Monday, May 28, 2012

Faerie House

Looking for a fun, free nature oriented craft that can keep your kids occupied for hours?  Consider having them make a faerie house.  The only rule is that all materials must be natural - faeries don't like artificial materials. 

Step 1:  Find a suitable location for your house.  A shady, sheltered spot with a bit of sunshine nearby is ideal.  The base of a tree or the shade of a pine branch is a good choice. 

Step 2:  Gather building materials: stone,sticks and pieces of wood are the best choices.

Step 3:  Build:  Any shape is fine, but don't make your house too complicated or large. 

Step 4: Gather decorating materials:  interesting leaves, acorn caps, pine cones, berries and flowers are all pretty.  You want your house to be inviting.

Step 5:  Build Faerie Furniture and other items:  tables, chairs, beds, dishes, etc.

Step 6:  Leave it alone for a while.  When you come back, check to see if anything has moved - if the answer is yes, than a faerie has visited your house!

The following Faerie house was built by Reading Girl and one of her good friends.  They were entertained for hours and hours.  This activity never fails to interest them.  It's good for all seasons and almost all locations. 

Ready and waiting for faeries!

Faerie Furniture:  Table and benches

Want some inspiration?  Order Fairy Houses Everywhere on Amazon.

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