Looking for a fun craft to make with your child that allows their creativity to run wild? Look no further than this DIY fairy house!
This craft project not only stretches the imagination, but it allows your child to practice hand-eye coordination and sensory skills, all while having a blast!
Plus, this DIY fairy garden house is the perfect way to use up some of those excess craft supplies too.
DIY Fairy House: the Ideal Summer Craft
Now that school is over, the kids and I have had more time for fun craft projects. Recently we made homemade Gak. Then, my daughter and I decided to build a DIY fairy house.
At the time, Emily was six and she loved Tinkerbell. She very firmly believed that fairies are real and will argue till the sun goes down if anyone suggests otherwise. So when I asked if she wanted to make a house for fairies, she was immediately full of ideas.
The Perfect Project to Use Up Your Craft Stash
We rounded up a few things around the house and then went to Walmart to pick up a couple more things.
One of the best parts of making a DIY fairy house for kids is that you can use things you already have around the house, particularly those odd craft materials you can’t figure out what to do with, such as buttons or shiny marble rocks. You can also use recycled materials, like an empty tissue box or mismatched Tupperware container.
Your fairy house is completely up to your or your kids’ imagination(s).
How to Make a DIY Fairy House
In this blog post, I’ll share what we did and hopefully that will help inspire you with your own fairy house creation.
Here are a few supplies you may want to use:
- craft sticks
- small plastic container (you could buy a new one, but this is a great chance to upcycle an old plastic container you can’t find the lid for!)
- colorful buttons
- colorful stones
- hot glue gun
- cardboard box
The best part of this craft project is that you and your child can make your Fairy House however you want. Use stuff from around your house or go visit the craft store; it’s up to you and your little fairy-house-maker. He or she may have some very specific ideas!
We bought some colorful buttons and stones. Also some pipe cleaners, which we actually didn’t use. But maybe you will!
You’ll need a plastic container of some sort. We used an old Rubbermaid container. Have your child fill it with dirt. Not too full – about half way. It doesn’t have to be exact. This project is all about your child using their imagination!
DIY Fairy House Construction Ideas:
Emily made a stone pathway around her Fairy House container.
Creating the Actual House
The next step is to work on the actual house. I took an old tissue box (recycling and reusing too) and cut it up to fit the container.
Next, I used a hot glue gun to attach craft sticks to the sides of the box. Obviously, this is a job for a parent or an older, responsible teen.
We covered all the sides and the roof. Remember (as I had to remind myself!): don’t worry about it being perfect. I had started telling Emily to lay the craft sticks on evenly because that’s how I prefer it but remembered that this is actually Emily’s project and I am assisting her.
It was Emily’s idea to add buttons on the house for decoration. She said Tinkerbell and her friends would like it. (I think she’s right!)
Add a DIY Fairy Sign
While we let the craft stick-tissue box house dry, we made a sign.
For the sign, I simply wrote “Fairies Welcome” on a piece of paper. Then we cut it out, covered it with packing tape (for durability), trimmed the edges, and glued it (hot glue gun) to a stick.
Add Furniture (Like Button Chairs!)
We also made little button chairs. This was my favorite part.
Emily found a couple somewhat-flat stones and I glued a large button on. Then I attached a second button to the back. I wasn’t sure how well this would hold up, but it was quite solid, thanks to the hot glue gun. Lastly, Emily insisted on putting a second smaller button into the big button.
Nathan, of course, commented that the fairy chairs look a lot like a toilet. Um…we’ll just ignore that fact, shall we?
Next, we put the craft stick house into the dirt and began adding the little accessories to our little fairy house craft.
Layer in Moss and Plants
We added moss to the front and inside the house so the fairies would have a soft, comfortable carpet and garden area.
We even transplanted a violet from the yard. With a little water, it’s still alive and doing well! We literally have an indoor fairy garden with this!
Emily took a flower label and taped on a piece of ribbon. She said this is the fairies flag so they can tell how fast the wind is blowing.
Don’t Forget to Add Pixie Dust to Your DIY Fairy House!
Lastly, Emily sprinkled lots of pixie dust (glitter) around the Fairy House so the fairies would feel at home.
And that’s how we made our DIY fairy house for kids!
As you can see, making a fairy house is a great way for kids to let their imaginations run wild and do a fun project with Mom. And you’ll be surprised at how much fun you’ll have helping them craft their homemade fairy house too!
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What an adorable idea. I’ll definitely do this with Zoe as soon as school is out in one month. Love it!
Robin Wilson says
This a wonderful project! Hope to do this with my little great-niece, she would love it!
Now this is so cute! I know my daughter would enjoy making this, she is so crafty. Great idea!!!!
Taylor Brione says
How fun is this craft! And your daughter is adorable!
That is so cute and something my daughter would love!! I’ll have to keep this in mind for this summer.
Kristin Wheeler (Mama Luvs Books) says
That is such a CUTE craft! My daughter would love it! I think I’ll do this with my Brownie Troop!!! THANKS!
That is seriously the cutest kids’ craft I’ve seen in a long, long time!
Just got the goosebumps. What if she did get a visit from Tinkerbell? Oooooohh!!!! Love the house!
Heather B says
Your daughter is so cute. Love this craft idea. My kids would love this. I am pinning it!
SO adorable. I LOVE this!
Oh that is super adorable! My boys love Tinkerbell and I bet they would love to make something like this. 🙂
kymi a says
Such a cute idea and the kids will love making this. Great summer fun craft for them. Thank you for sharing.
Molly Marie says
Oh man! This is the cutest thing EVER!!! I am definitely doing this with my 3 1/2 year old this summer. Maybe tomorrow. Holy cuteness. http://http://girlonfireblog.blogspot.com/
Thanks, Molly! Have fun!
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what are the dimensions for the big container? This craft is adorable!!
My daughter loves making things like this and playing pretend games for hours. I will have to show her this for inspiration.
My girls have been wanting to make a Fairy House or Fairy Garden for a while. Your post has been extremely helpful, especially where you remembered that this was your daughter’s project. We haven’t even started and yet, I know that like you, I’d be trying to insert my preferences. Thanks for the gentle reminder!
Thanks for stopping by, Anna! 🙂