Crafty ideas

Making a Hansel and Gretel garden

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Our new Gingerbread Cottage offers a brilliant opportunity to make a Hansel and Gretel scene with Christmassy overtones. The fairytale house traditionally made with sweets and candy comes with its own Christmas tree and frosty decoration. You can create a fantastic festive piece just in time for Christmas.  To start your project, line your container with some compost; we have used an old fruit crate which we have varnished. To create the forest floor we have sprinkled on top of the compost a mixture of scatter grass and as it's a cold winter day a sprinkle of snow scenic to represent the...

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Spook up your garden

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Little children absolutely love halloween so October presents the perfect opportunity to get them outside by inviting them to help spook up the garden. The nights are getting longer and colder but all the more reason to get them active and enjoying the fresh air while they can. You don't have to wait for All Hallows' Eve to start decorating. The creativity and fun can last for several weeks and can be educational for children who haven't done any gardening before. A halloween-themed garden could be the perfect introduction to the magic of growing a fairy garden or a chance...

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Fairy boating lake

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Make your very own fairy boating lake

 

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THE BEE GARDEN

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Many children grow up with an unhealthy attitude to bees, when really it’s their cousins the wasps that need to be treated with caution. Children run away flapping their hands, which then usually makes a sting possible as the bee thinks it’s under attack. Of course, we have to have respect and keep a reasonable distance but bees can be very fascinating insects to watch.  So one really good idea is to make a combined fairy and bee garden to encourage children to understand the importance of bees and pollination. I have chosen a wooden trough as it gives a...

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Make a Fairy Easter Hat

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This video shows you how to make a Fairy Easter Hat shaped like a toadstool house. A fun and creative project is a fantastic way to keep your little ones entertained in the Easter break.

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