In this week’s Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “Three Little Fairy Houses,” the weather starts to change and Sylvia becomes quite concerned that she won’t have time to make fairy houses strong enough to withstand the threatening storm. Perhaps you’re worried about your fairies as well!
If the weather is turning where you are, to a time when there is more indoors than out, why not invite the fairies in for the winter? Make a fairy door, or several, to welcome them into your home for the winter months so they can weather the season with you in warmth.
You Will Need
Hot Glue Gun
What To Do
Start by painting one side of your popsicle sticks. Each fairy door will require seven sticks.
Let the paint dry.
Once the paint is dry, cut one of the popsicle sticks in half. Use your utility knife, on a suitable cutting surface. Alternating sides, score the stick with the knife. Once you have a nice gouge on each side of the stick, it should easily break apart.
Line up six of your popsicle sticks painted side down. Using your hot glue gun, adhere the sticks to one another with two parallel lines across the back.
Let the glue dry.
Flip over the newly assembled fairy door so it is painted side up.
Using hot glue, attach the half sticks about a 1/4 of the way from the top and bottom of the door, for accent.
Once the fairy door is dry, find a place in your home to put it and wait for the fairies to arrive!
Explore More & Make Connections
What else might you do to make the fairies feel welcome? Can you think of anything else they might need?
Andrea & Danielle are the creative makers, friends, and co-founders behind Crafting Connections, a magazine and website dedicated to bringing families the tools and inspiration for living creative lives while raising curious & creative children.
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