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sparkle crafts: inside fairy doors

In the 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

Popsicle Sticks



Utility Knife

Hot Glue Gun

Other Miscellany

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!


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What else might you do to make the fairies feel welcome? Can you think of anything else they might need?

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About the Author

Andrea Folsom
Sparkle Crafts Blogger

Andrea Folsom describes herself as a writer, editor, creative maker, and eternal optimist. She is passionate about learning and sharing new creative techniques, making beautiful spaces, and talking about the social-emotional benefits of creativity and art. She runs Crafting Connections - a website providing inspiration, practical advice, and projects for creative families - with her close friend Danielle Reiner.

About the Author

Danielle Reiner
Sparkle Crafts Blogger

Danielle Reiner describes herself as a creative, a maker, and a mama. At the heart of her story is creativity, though that hasn’t always been the case. She rediscovered her deeply hidden creativity early in adulthood – with a ball of yarn and a couple of knitting needles – and hasn't stopped since. Danielle also runs Crafting Connections - a website providing inspiration, practical advice, and projects for creative families - with her close friend Andrea Folsom.

About the Martin & Sylvia Saturdays! Series

Saturdays are special days for our creative brother and sister. From enormous art projects in their own backyard to “explorers” adventures up Mooseberry mountain; from mornings of quiet building along the creek, to whole-family canning adventures in the kitchen, the children find fun and inspiration at every turn. Each story is accompanied by a craft or project inspired by the story, and a printable project page for more creative fun.