Fairy Houses

2.16.2009

Fairy House

What Zoey's into here lately is the magical world of fairies. For Christmas we got her the book Fairy Houses by Tracy Kane, the DVD based on the creating of the book (really neat to see the connection made here between the book and the DVD), Kristen's Fairy Houses and a little kit that we found at our local independantly owned toy store by Creativity for Kids to create your own Fairy House. Included in the kit is everything that one would need for the creating of a Fairy House (a pot, potting soil, grass and bean seeds, little stones, rocks, shells, a little house and even some paint for decorating your pot!). I can't even tell you how fun it was for Zoey (and I) to arrange her little home for the fairies to hopefully come and visit, and planting the seeds and watching them grow (they were fast sprouting seeds) was even cooler. Really a neat process to get to go through with her.
The book is just a beauty of a story for kids and adults alike. It leaves you with an appreciation for the outdoors and the earth as well as leaving room for the possibility that there may indeed be fairies that exist today...their spirits may live in the very things that surround us daily outdoors and in nature. This is the neat part in my opinion. It allows for fantasy to take on a place in reality and it's something that can help to teach respect and care for the outdoors and allow a little girl to be a little girl and feel good about it. Seems like there is so much expectation for little ones to grow up so fast these days, it's nice to have some little things to remind her that it's alright to believe that life may be just a bit magical after all.

Fairy House

This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago already, the greenery is now bowing way over the pot and I think we may have to transplant the entire Fairy House sometime soon into a bigger pot. We are already researching on how it is that we can make our own Fairy House this Spring and Summer in the woods out back...if you do a google search there are a ton of ideas for making Fairy Houses. I love Tracy Kane's site especially, you can view ideas of how to create your ownr own and what supplies you would need here if you like.

CK Magazine

And just a fun share...I was reading my March issue of Creating Keepsakes the other day and found my name listed in the magazine under their more standout readers section! Yay!

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Nat said...

oh that fairy house is so cute- i love that idea!!!
Congrats on the shout out in CK - that is awesome!

Kate said...

I love the fairy house! so cute!!!

Patty S said...

oh my goodness - look at that fairy house - those little fairies can climb up to play with jack in the bean stalk, i think!!!
sooo cute - and what a great idea!
congrats on the shout out in ck - you deserve it!
patty :-)

Lisa Dorsey said...

Your fairy house is adorable. My girls got that video last year and love watching it.

I saw your name in CK! Congrats girl!!!

Dana said...

The fairy house is gorgeous!

Stacey Michaud said...

Adorable fairy house! Congrats on the mention in CK!

Sandie said...

Wow. very very cool. Love the whole fairy thing. And congrats to you and your equally cool shout out in CK. You must be feeling on top of the world. WTG

Linda Beeson said...

How sweet is that little house - what a great project!

Shelly said...

I'm looking into those fairy gardens/houses and congrats on the CK Readers List!

Linda Rodriguez said...

I love your fairy house and will definitely have to learn more about them for my 5 year old! Congrats on the shout out in CK. :)

Kristin said...

Congrats on the Readers list. That little house is adorable. TFS!

Kerry McKibbins said...

I LOVE the fairy house idea. So adorable!
-and congrats about the CK thing - cool!

MollyPeckham said...

That fairy house is just adorable, Jen!!! And congrats on the shout out, how cool is that!

Audrey said...

Thanks so much for these links -- those are just the coolest thing, and both my girls will LOVE them!!!