Cocktail sticks/skewers or small twigs
Wire for butterflies (optional)
Decide where you are going to make your fairy garden. Find a special place in your garden or a woodland area. Or perhaps you will create your fairy garden in a planting container, basket or tray.
This project begins with lots of cutting out and a little bit of gluing and sticking. Once you have all your Fairy Garden components ready, the fun really starts and you can let your creative juices flow! Use your imagination and get creative.
1. Print out the Fairy Garden pages.
2. Carefully cut around the fairies. Use sticky tape to attach a small stick to the back of each fairy. Be careful if you are using cocktail sticks – they can be sharp!
3. Now cut out toadstools and fairy signs. Again, attach sticks to the back with sticky tape so they can stand upright in the garden.
4. Choose bugs, butterflies and flowers to cut out. You can either attach a stick to the back of these accessories or just place them amongst the garden.
5. Fairy Bunting – cut out the diamond shapes and fold them in half. Glue them along a length of thread or string. Hang in your garden between sticks or branches.
6. Fairy Houses – cut out the house rectangle, fold along the dashed line (colour to colour) and cut the vertical lines. Curve the rectangle into a tube shape, add glue to one side and stick together.
Now cut out a roof. Cut the black line into the centre of the circle, add glue to the white tab, curve and stick. Attach the roof and base by gluing the tabs and pressing together gently.
Now it is time to set up your Fairy Garden. Use natural treasures to add to your garden, for example, shells, stones, pine cones, log discs. Can you make a Fairy swing? A tipi tent? A ladder? A table and chairs?
Print out the Fairy Paper Doll page. Use pencils or crayons to colour the fairy. Adorn her with flower petals and leaves from your garden. Can you give her a name?
We would love to see your Fairy Garden creations. Please share them at @merimeriparty