Do you know where the fairies live?
I bet there are fairies in your back yard.
They probably live in the most beautiful, most hidden, quietest spot in your yard.
Far from where you are playing mud kitchen and building forts.
If you picture your backyard right now in your imagination can you see where the fairies might live?
In my garden I like to leave doors for the fairies to invite them to come into my yard. I’ll also leave round rocks that are good for sitting on just outside the door so they will have somewhere to sit and watch me while I work.
Maybe you can turn this piece of cardboard into a special fairy door and put it somewhere in your yard?
You will need:
- cardboard fairy door
- things to decorate the door (sequins, felt, stickers, jewels)
To the grownups:
Leaned up against a tree a cardboard fairy door will last a surprisingly long time, so long as it isn’t being hit by a sprinkler.
It’s ok for a tired sad looking fairy door to mysteriously disappear. If your child asks you can simply reply, “Maybe it ran out of magic.” with a hint of excitement in your eyes.
They can always make another one. This is a simple playful way of using recycled cardboard and so easy to throw in a backpack and take with you. They could even be left around your neighbourhood if they are just cardboard.