We have established simple rules for making our fairy houses:
1. We use only forest findings - pine cones, tree bark, moss, sticks, ec.
2. Rocks from the lake are acceptable to use.
3. You work on your place, I work on mine.
4. Connecting paths are encouraged and we work on them together!
This year a new rule was added based upon finding these at a local thrift store:
5. You can add thrift store embellishment provided they are removed upon cabin departure!
Seriously, aren't these tacky??? But they are all metal and the flowers were easily removed with a wire cutter - and perfect for fairy house gardening. The girls absolutely loved them!
This is Miss E's place festooned with flowers and the blue bow.
This is Miss M's with birch bark houses and moss roofing which she dubbed the Mommy and Daddy
and Baby houses.
My house had sticks woven together with twine (oops - rule breaker!) and the pink bow.
Our village was created around the base of a tree; it circled the whole tree.
The girls could have kept at it a lot longer, but the mosquitoes were in high party mode. They came inside and wrote notes to the fairies instead. And waited patiently for a response.
What a surprise that overnight the fairies answered with this heart!!!!!
And flowers attached to their notes!!
Long live fairies in the forest!
(And the magic of young imaginations not on an electronic device to get to those fairies!!)