My daughter and her friend made fairy gardens last week. It turned out to be a fun activity - perfect for a summer afternoon. Here's how they created their gardens.
We bought small terrarium vases at Jo Ann's. They were $4. We went with this size because the girls wanted to keep their gardens in their rooms on their desks or bookshelves.
They then went outside and gathered sticks, flowers, grass, rocks, tree branches, etc. for their gardens. It was like a scavenger hunt. They were armed with paper sacks to put their findings in and had only one rule: The items they gathered had to be on the ground. I didn't want them yanking branches and flowers off limbs and stems.
After their walk, they came back and created! It was fun to hear them talk as their creative juices flowed.
My daughter has switched out her garden a couple of times. She's having lots of fun adding new pieces and rearranging old ones. She's already talking about how her garden will change when it is winter - a winter wonderland. These gardens make a cute addition to any bedroom or yard. They're pretty magical!