Fairy gardens are hugely popular. I reviewed a fun Fairy Garden Kit last year that my daughter still plays with today! Since Earth Day is this month, I thought I’d share an inexpensive Fairy Garden option made from a shoe box. A special thanks to CraftProjectIdeas.com for sending a few of the crafting supplies for this Shoe Box Fairy Garden project. This is a great kid’s craft for preschoolers and up!
Our Shoe Box Fairy Garden is pretty basic, but I’m posting it mainly for inspiration. Add your own recycled creative elements to make it your own.
- Shoe box
- Mini wood craft sticks
- Wood glue
- Magic Garden Foam stickers
- A plastic fairy (ours came out of a Happy Meal)
This project is as simple as having your child stick or glue the elements on the box. We used the Mini Craft Sticks to make a fence around the box. My daughter didn’t want to paint hers, but it would look pretty painted (and add another crafting element to the project!). Glue the craft sticks on the side of the show box and then paint them, if desired.
Use the Magic Garden Foam Stickers to embellish the rest of the show box. I’m thinking my daughter was having a lazy crafting day because she didn’t use many of the varieties in the sticker bag! There’s ladybugs, birds, butterflies, flowers, grass, and leaves galore included in the sticker bag! There are plenty of sticker options to add to the Shoe Box Fairy Garden to make it look whimsical..
The inside of our Fairy Garden is not filled. My daughter said she wanted to keep it like that because she stuck flowers to the floor of the box. But your child can get creative and maybe add a recycled element that is great for the indoors. Many Fairy Gardens call for sand or soil, which doesn’t make them optimal for indoor play. Shredded recycled paper would make it more inside friendly!
How would your child create a Show Box Fairy Garden?