Like most little girls her age L is really into fairies. She got the Fairy Houses books from this website which are wonderful and also the Kristen's Fairy House DVD for her birthday. These books demonstrate how to make your own fairy house with the rules being you can only use things from nature and nothing living.
We are super lucky to live very close to an ocean front garden property that has been turned into a beautiful park. You can visit any time but they also put on wonderful events for children. At Easter time they had a rabbit hunt in their gardens and at Christmas they have a magical woodland light display.
We couldn't believe our eyes when the other day we saw a poster advertising a fairy house weekend there in honour of International Fairy Day. Here are some pics of just a few of the houses. There were thirty in all! All hidden in the woods and gardens. L was literally quivering with excitement!
These have given us so much inspiration to make our own houses this summer.
I even managed to catch a picture of my little fairy.