Fairy Garden Ideas for Kids
Fairy gardens are all the rage these days and I can see why. Who doesn’t love miniature everything? So cute! There are so many cool ways to make a fairy garden and they are a great tool for teaching kids. We have ours set up like a dollhouse where kids can move the toys around in it and play together.
Fairy Garden Ideas for Kids
There are many different ways you could construct your fairy garden. You can use a pot, make it in the ground, make one in the grass, put it in a toy like we did. A big dump truck would make a super fun fairy garden holder and a wagon would as well. We had this wheelbarrow that the big wheel broke off of, so we got the idea to make our fairy garden in it.
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How to make a fairy garden for kids
All you need for the garden is fairy furniture. You can make your fairy garden with plants or without. We are trying to grow some ground cover in ours and a big tree, so we’ll see how it turns out. The tree had the unfair advantage of being yanked out of the dirt multiple times, so there is a learning curve of what is a toy and what is a plant.
Be patient, your kids will learn.
They have the cutest little figurines and decorations to go in fairy gardens. You can even make them yourself if you’d like. The kids would love doing that. Get some old milk jugs from the recycle bin. Cut them up and staple them. Whatever you like will work.
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How to make an outdoor fairy garden
For an outdoor fairy garden, you need to use things that will hold up to the rain, sun and probably freeze if you plan to leave it out. We leave ours out year-round. We started with a special fairy garden pot, but it broke apart the first winter.
The next year we made the fairy garden in one of the raised beds, but the toys kept getting lost, so this wheelbarrow upcycle is perfect!
DIY fairy garden
It’s simple to make your own fairy garden or even fairy garden structures. This metal archway could have easily been made by bending wire yourself. You could even use little toy tractors from the toy basket in the house.
I love miniatures so fairy gardens are a delight for me. I love how my kids play together in ours and learn to get along and share while they’re doing it. Acting out scenes in the garden teaches them so much about life including social skills which are super valuable for success in life!
Help your kids make a fairy garden to play with today.
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