4 Golden Eggs

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Collecting for a Fairy House

Today, after school, I took our kids to our town cemetery. They love playing among the headstones and climbing the trees but, we went to find twigs and acorns and leaves for the fairy house we will build.
Max discovered a hollow in a tree and had fun sitting in it.

It was a cool, crisp day. We are supposed to get our first snow on Friday. I know I am not ready for snow.
We found smooth twigs and bark. We were inspired to make a fairy house when we saw one of our neighbor's fairy houses. She made it from things gathered in their woods and some Spanish moss she bought from the craft store.
I'm sure some of our inspiration comes from recently reading the book Twig (about a little girl and an Elf and Fairy Queen). I bought a hot glue gun, some Spanish moss, and pastel colored glitter (since all my craft supplies are in storage in MN) and I'll sketch out some ideas for the design tomorrow. I have some ideas in my head like turrets and circular stairs.
We have plenty of acorns and pine cones. It may take us a while to make it but, I hope it turns out like something like these photos.
Once we finish building it, I'll post the process.
I made four adorable ice skating snowmen out of pipe cleaners today. I'll show you those next time.


  1. I am anxious to see what you and the children come up with in your gathering of nature's bounty for your fairy house. Can't wait to see it!
    And I am still looking for the Hobbit House blog..it must be here somewhere...

  2. Here is the blog for the handcrafted Hobbit House...
    and it is handmade by Maddie Chambers and the post is January 18th, 2010
    It is absolutely incredible!

  3. I am looking for the book and excited to try a fairy house, too, once I see how you go about it!


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