The girls really wanted to put up a fairy garden and I thought the idea was simply enchanting. Our fairy garden took two weeks to assemble. As in any project it required planning, a great deal of imagination and knowledge about the subject. We incorporated some elements of design: PROPORTION, COLOR, SCALE, and PATTERN to accomplish this fairy garden.
Here are a few things that the children came up with while planning Fairy Land.
1. A fairy garden should look just like our gardens outside. It should include lots of vines, flowers, rocks, grass, trees, moss, colorful pebbles, and a fairy cottage. Most importantly, it should be very colorful. “Fairies love pink, purple, yellow and light green”.
2. It should include a water feature.
3. Fairies need a variety of trees, both big and small. They need them to hide and play.
4. Fairies love all animals…horses are their best friends.
5. Fairies love to use mushrooms as furniture and shade from the sun and rain. Giant mushrooms are the best!
6. Since they have tiny ears, they don’t enjoy loud sounds.
A fairy tunnel.
Mermaid friends who live in a “ocean river”.
Trees and plants.
A giant mushroom or a fairy house.
A bridge connected to two big trees.