This is my second year doing fairy camp at Treehouse. I love meeting these cool little girls who are just excited to make things. Pretty things. Colorful things. Woodsy things.
We make a lot during fairy week. We started off making fairies, of course.
Each day the girls set up fairy land. I collect cool looking logs, stumps, and such. I also have a huge box of tree blocks I’ve made over the years. Throw in some fake flowers and, voilà, a woodsy wonderland that just has to beckon fairies from far away lands.
We made fairy wands from fallen oak branches, ribbon, and flowers. We also made bubble wands and flowery bubble jars for outdoor play.
Although the fairies loved fairyland, they’d need a place to live at the girls’ homes, so we made little fairy gardens for the girls to take home.
Even serious little crafters need to take a break now and then (as per Fairy Local 706’s regs). Every day we played game like Fairy Says, Fairy Fairy Troll, and London Bridge Is Falling Down. You’d be amazed how many rounds of London Bridge can be played in a day.
Fairy terrariums were also created. Kind of like a fairy vacation home.
We made little fairy stamps and created lovely pictures with them.
Another day we made a fairy puppet theater. We fancied up our shoeboxes by modpodging tissue paper to them. The girls created water color and melted crayon paintings to serve as the backdrop for the theater. Then we made a zillion little woodland creature shadow puppets. Camille, assistant extraordinaire, demonstrated the storytelling aspect of the theater for the smaller fairies.
We celebrated with a farewell party at the end of the week. Kiss My Bundt supplied us with these ah-ma-zing cupcakes. (A little plug for Kiss My Bundt - she uses all natural, local-when-she-can ingredients. As soon as we opened the cupcake container, we could smell the goodness. They were delicious and were truly the most adorable things I’ve ever seen.)
They were so good they couldn’t be abandoned just because of a little photo booth.
The fairies made new friends in camp.
A few learned to fly.
They were just a sweet group of girls to spend a week with.
Thanks for a wonderful week, little fairies!