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Oh my gosh, you guys. The coolest thing happened recently. I received an e-mail from a reader, a soon-to-be-homeschooler, who had enjoyed our fairy-themed craft-palooza post so much that she wanted to send us some of her decorate-your-own fairy houses. I have a reader who has a fairy house making business, folks. It’s called Fairy Much Fun. How can you say no to a name like that, especially when you live in a fairy-obsessed household?
Within short time, I received our Fairy Much Fun package. The package contained three holiday themed ready-to-decorate fairy houses. In addition to their cuteness, these houses include a tea light (attached to the underside of the roof) so that you can light them at night!
Each house included instructions and a baggie filled with holiday-themed accessories with which to decorate the houses.
There was also an adorable fairy adoption card for each house.
I knew my kids were going to absolutely love the Fairy Much Fun houses. And because I’m trying to savor every last drop of magical moments this holiday season, I decided I would make an entire day out of it. It is Christmas (and Christmas under construction at that!), so who says I can’t have a homeschoolin’ day with a fairy house theme?
Quickly, I got to work. I stopped at the craft store to pick up some extra accessories for our fairy houses, which I planned to surprise the kids with the following morning.
Do you want to know my favorite craft store find that day? Tiny little glass bottles which I promptly filled with glitter.
And then I gathered all of our fairy books. For those of you who have fairy-obsessed children, be sure to check out Tracy Kane’s books and website. She’s a New England author who is credited with starting the fairy house movement. Our favorite Tracy Kane books are: The Fairy House Trilogy, Fairy Houses … Everywhere!, Fairy Houses and Beyond (Fairy House Series), and Fairy Houses… Unbelievable!: A Photographic Tour (Fairy House Series). Another fairy-favorite is The Fairy Bible: The Definitive Guide to the World of Fairies by Teresa Moorey.
When my little poppies came downstairs the next morning, I had fairy house books waiting for them on our breakfast table.
I told them that as soon as they finished their breakfast, we would have a Fairy Fun Day. There were no breakfast woes that morning, folks! The kids ate peacefully, chattering away about what Fairy Fun Day might involve. When they were finished with breakfast, I read a couple fairy books aloud and then left them with the books while I went to get the surprise. I suggested that they use the books for fairy research until I returned.
Once I felt they had sufficient fairy knowledge, I presented the package from Fairy Much Fun. I wish I had thought to record the presentation because it was magical. They were over the moon! Leo read the instructions aloud and then I made sure to repeat this part:
Then, with the wave of T’s purple fairy wand, it was time to get to work!
Mom doesn’t share her sharpies often, but this was a special day in our house.
The kids worked on their fairy houses for almost two hours. I sat there with them, drinking my coffee, and enjoying the magic of the day. The only thing that could have made the day better would have been to have my own fairy house. Some kids never grow up!
The houses came out so great, as you can see from the photo below. From left to right: Leo’s, Seuss’, T’s, and the Fairy Much Fun example house that was included in our package.
When they were complete, I helped the kids to fill out the fairy adoption cards.
Leo created a house for Queen Clarion, and was sure to leave a teeny, tiny little note for her.
Sweet T made Fairy Dust’s fairy house.
Last but not least, Seuss made a fairy house for Tinkerbell. As always, his imagination entertained us all.
Sadly, Tinkerbell was promptly evicted. Superman has taken over the residence, and Seuss has informed us that Superman reported the accommodations to be quite cozy.
Once the houses and adoption cards were complete, it was time for a fairy dance party in our kitchen.
The Fairy Much Fun houses are now displayed prominently in the kids’ bedrooms.
And there has been a bit of magic, too!
We would like to give a fairy special shout-out to Jen at Fairy Much Fun for sending these houses to us. We did not purchase these fairy houses but I would certainly purchase some in the future so that we could have another fairy special day. It was a magical day that we will not soon forget!
There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.
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Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, GeekMom, and many others. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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