If you build a fairy garden … the fairies will come. Making a fairy garden is an easy gardening activity for kids.
Watch the video below to get some great ideas for your own fairy garden.
What you need:
- 1 x shallow wooden box (about 60cm x 50cm is ideal)
- small potplants (make sure you include some flowers, fairies love flowers!)
- 1 x small dish (for a pond)
- shells and pebbles (from the beach)
- soil from the garden (or potting mix)
- 1 x small packet of decorative pebbles (about $5 from Bunnings)
- 1 x small terracotta pot (to make a fairy grotto)
- 1 x small decorative frog (to guard the garden while the fairies are away)
Watch the video below to see a fairy garden take shape.
Fill the wooden box with soil.
Now collect all the bits for your fairy garden and plan out where they will go. It helps to do a sketch so you will remember when you’re actually planting things and digging holes.
Dig a shallow hole for the pond. Put the dish in place, then border it with pebbles or shells.
Put in your plants.
Place the terracotta pot on its side to make a fairy grotto or cave. Trail the soil inside it so it looks authentic.
Cover the soil with decorative pebbles.
Use the large beach pebbles to make a stepping stone path.
Carefully fill your fairy pond with water.
Use your imagination to create some fairy furniture. We made a bench seat out of sticks and a snail mailbox out of paddlepop sticks and a shell.