Fairy House Crafts: Wonderful, Whimsical Projects for You and Your fairy House
Fairy House Crafts: Wonderful, Whimsical Projects for You and Your fairy House

Fairy House Crafts: Wonderful, Whimsical Projects for You and Your fairy House

by Liza Gardner Walsh


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Kids love making and creating things, especially fairy houses. Following her best-selling Fairy House and Fairy Garden handbooks, Liza Gardner Walsh presents a new dimension in fairy-themed activities—Crafts!
Crafts abound in this delightful activity guide, all focusing on aspects of the fairy house world and with an emphasis on making crafts inspired by nature and with an artisanal quality as an antithesis to the sparkly, throw-away fairy materials inundating store shelves.
Simple steps and easy-to-follow directions will have kids and parents creating a wide new range of crafts:
·Recycled fairy houses
·Fairy house furniture
·Fairy clothing
·Nature-themed gifts
·Fairy decorations for your room

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608939619
Publisher: Down East Books
Publication date: 06/15/2018
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.99(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

About the Author

Liza Gardner Walsh has worked as a children’s librarian, pre-school teacher, high-school English teacher, writing tutor, museum educator, and she holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College. She lives with her family in Camden, Maine.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

Letter to Parents 13

Things to Collect 14

Tips for Collecting in Nature 14

1 Natural Craft Supplies 19

Nature's Glue 20

Rice Paste 21

Homemade Paints

Homemade Watercolor Paint 22

Simple Milk Paint 22

Homemade Poster Paint 23

Faux Oil Paint 24

Egg Tempera Paint 25

Natural Dyes 27

Homemade Seed Paper 28

2 Fairy House Crafts 31

Twig Furniture

Twig Chair 33

Twig Table 34

Fairy Bed 35

Twig Ladders 36

Fairy Hammock 37

Fairy Broom 38

Fireplace 39

Sea Shell Sink 40

Rugs 40

Fairy House Mailbox 41

Leaf Envelopes 42


Personal Fairy Umbrella 43

Garden Party Umbrella 45

Rose Hip Tea Set 46

Acorn Tea Set 47

3 Natural Fairy Dolls 51

Flower Fairy 52

Woodland Fairy 53

Milkweed Pod Baby Fairy 55

Peg People Fairy 57

Straw Fairy 58

Pine Cone Fairy 59

4 The Recycled Fairy House 61

Robinsunne's Faux Adobe Fairy House 64

Robinsunne's Tranlucent Home for a Light Fairy 66

Milk Carton Fairy House 68

Tiny Books for the Fairies 69

Recycled Paper Origami Fairy Chair 70

Fused Plastic Bag Rug 72

5 Fairy Costumes 75


Traditional Wire Wings 76

Super Easy Fabric Fairy Wings 78

Cardboard Wings 79

Fairy Tutus 81

Fairy Wands

Nature Wand 83

Painted Stripe Wand 84

Flower Fairy Wand 85

Star Wand 86

Fairy Slippers 88

Flower Crown 90

See-through Magic Crown 91

Toadstool Purse 92

Fairy Dust Pouch Necklace 93

Good for the Earth Fairy Dust 94

Swirly Sparkly Fairy Dust 94

6 Your Fairy Room 97

Fairy Doors

Natural Fairy Door 98

Popsicle Stick Fairy Door 100

Extra Crafty Fairy Door 101

Realistic Clay Fairy Door 102

Fairy Sleepover Bag 104

Leaf-Shaped Sleepover Bag 105

Indoor Fairy Mailbox 106

Tiny Envelopes 107

Crafts to Fair-ify Your Room

Fairy Canopy 108

Fairy Flower Curtain 110

Painted Flags 111

Flower Paper Garland 112

Tissue Paper Banner 113

Fabric Bunting 114

Fairy Lantern 115

Fairy Teepee 117

7 Fairy Gifts Inspired by Nature 119

Nature Print Wrapping Paper 120

Flower and Leaf Press 121

Flower Perfume 122

Bath Bags 123

Lavender and Rose Petal Sachets 124

Sea Shell Candles 126

Sea Glass Necklace 127

Birch Bark Pins 128

Sea Shell Wind Chime 129

8 Crafts for the Birds & Butterflies 131

Bird Sipping Station 133

Butterfly Feeder 134

Cement Bird Bath 136

Fairy House Bird House 137

Winter Pudding 138

Tea Cup Holder 139

Suet Cage Nesting Box 140

The Winter Tree 141

Resources 142

Acknowledgments 143

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