Easy Peasy Fairy Dinosaur Garden ~ A Group Project

I love fairies.  The idea of tiny magic creatures taking care of nature has always intrigued me.  It is a bit of magic.  A bit of loveliness.  Add some dinosaurs and you have all you need for creative fun! A few weeks ago we made a fairy garden together.  We started with a large pot of dirt and slowly built our garden over the course of the morning playing with it and giving it lots of love as we went.  Each child got to pick from an array of items (including a few plants) to add something special to our garden.  They chose where to put each item.  It was a simple craft that engaged their senses and gave them a sense of ownership in something that would be a part of their school.

This fun project was so simple to prepare.  I just looked through my craft supplies and gathered together things I thought the kids might like.  I was lucky to have some left over fairy like things and dinosaurs from previous projects.  I had glass rocks, little birds and nest, figurines, silk flowers,  shells and even grass seed to grow a lawn.   Really anything would work for this project, just let your imagination (and the kids' too) guide you!  It is great fun to craft your own fairies for this project too!

Busy hands...

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This is our sprouted sweet potato.  We suspended a sweet potato in water for a few weeks watching leaves and roots sprout!  Then we planted it in our garden.  Sadly a neighborhood squirrel came by and devoured the potato...

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Taking form...

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Tools for the fairies! I found this rake packaged with a little shovel and trowel at Hobby Lobby.

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 Sparkly blue stone path...

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A dinosaur has moved in...

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A bird has found a home...

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A froggy friend...

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All Done!  And two fairies have moved in!  Find one chatting with some dinosaurs while hanging out on the bench while the other (wearing the straw sun hat) is hard at work in the garden.

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