fairy houses with natural materials

my little fairy-lover has been making fairy houses out of natural materials for months. she loves to create them, and then check back in on them the following day to see if she sees signs of fairy activity. (sometimes the “fairies” leave colorful marbles or sparkly treasures for her overnight. *wink*) i just love these spontaneous nature creations that can happen without purchasing any materials or having any agenda. open-ended, outdoor art supreme!

on a recent family picnic in the park sort of sunday, she worked hard to create a fairy house at the base of a redwood tree.

she also loves making them in our backyard…

and adding to this one in her school yard during outside playtime…

do your little ones like to create little homes in nature? i’d love to hear about what you’re making. for some really sweet inspiration, we love this book on fairy houses. it’s one of our go-to bedtime reads at the moment. stay tuned for our fairy herb garden, coming up on the blog in a coupla days…


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  • http://www.athomewithali.net/ Ali @ At home with Ali

    Such lovely fairy houses. We have a table and potted garden down the little passage way at the side of the house. I also find that fairies leave little treasures for the girls *wink*. They get so excited when they find something hidden away in a pot plant.

  • http://paintcutpaste.com/ jen | paintcutpaste.com

    very cool! it’s fun to keep the magic alive for kids as long as we can, huh?

  • Mansishankar11

    Love it. we have a huge tree at the garden near our home. It roots are almost like big rooms for fairies. I would surely share some pics on the magical tree!

  • http://paintcutpaste.com/ jen | paintcutpaste.com

    ooo, sounds soooo lovely! please feel free to share fairy house pics in this magical space on our facebook wall https://www.facebook.com/paintcutpaste or tweet me: https://twitter.com/paintcutpaste 

  • Pinkoddy

    Oh that is so lovely that the fairies leave her things

  • http://paintcutpaste.com/ jen | paintcutpaste.com

    keeping the magic alive ;)

  • Anastasia@healthymamainfo.com

    What a great way for children to explore nature!