fascination with the fairies has inspired us to bring some of our own Rainbow Garden fairies to life. A couple of weeks ago, small teams of crafty fairy-lovers made their own fairies from pipe cleaners, silk flower petals, felt, and wool.
The many steps included measuring, selecting color schemes, tracing and cutting out patterns, sewing, and gluing. This task required a lot of fine motor control, and the kids were persistent, patient and focused.
As soon as the first few fairies were finished off with hair and hats, they practically sprang to life! G. announced, “My fairy’s name is Lexi!” T. joined in, “Mine is Rosie.” In no time, fairies were demurely flying around the room having conversations with one another.
J. wanted to document their lives, so she began taking pictures of them. When they asked to take the fairies outside for yard time, I suggested J. take the camera to photograph them in their natural habitat. There was much rejoicing. The beautiful outdoor photos (below) have been compiled into a storybook that they just completed this week. It seems the fairies had quite an adventure!