WATERFALL, WISHING WELL, WONDERFUL FAIRY GARDEN CRAFTS
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project, fairy garden crafts.
As I promised in my last post I will show you how to make a dry waterfall, a wonderful wishing well and a really fun fishing game for your fairy garden lake.
The reason I chose the dry waterfall was to keep the tiny Goddesses dry. I knew if I incorporated water into their very special garden they would not be able to resist splashing it everywhere. That might be fun in summer but I don’t want to feel responsible for their winter colds.
The beauty of this waterfall is you can use the same technique to make beautiful stained glass hanging ornaments, in just a few steps.
FAIRY GARDEN CRAFTS – WATERFALL
LET’S GET STARTED
- Plastic gems – green or blue
- Oven tray
- Very hot oven.
- First turn your oven on to very high (200 Celsius – 400 Fahrenheit) and let it heat up.
- Line your oven tray with foil.
- Form the shape of the waterfall using a length of tin foil. You can scrunch up bits of foil to add bumps to put under this which will give your waterfall curves.
- Make a well in the length of foil to hold your plastic gems.
- Place in the hot oven for 20 minutes or until the plastic has melted. Check on it every five minutes or so.
- It’s a good idea to have the windows open – the plastic gets smelly as it melts.
- When the plastic has melted take it out of the oven. Be very careful the plastic gets REALLY HOT.
- Allow to cool before removing and adding to your fairy garden. You could add a little blue marble stream leading from the waterfall to the fairy garden lake.
TIP: Use this same method, only putting the gems inside metal cookie cutters, to make beautiful hanging ornaments.
FAIRY GARDEN CRAFT – WISHING WELL
This fairy garden craft is a little more kid-friendly as it does not require the oven.
- One 400 g capacity tin can
- 48 paddle pop sticks (I used pre-coloured ones but you could use plain and then paint. If you use spray paint then it won’t wear off as fast if it’s left in the weather.)
- Good quality craft glue
- 2 – 3 rubber bands
- 2 dolly pegs.
Ensure you have a good, smooth workspace. The glue gets a little messy in this craft and if you work on a cutting board (I used a glass one) then it is easier to pry the sticky paddle pop sticks off the surface without destroying the craft.
- Glue 10 paddle pop sticks together side by side then lay another stick horizontally on each end. Do this twice to form the roof of the wishing well.
- Cover the tin can in glue and glue remaining paddle pop sticks around. Use the rubber bands to hold in place while the glue is drying
- Position the dolly pegs on the can across from each other at the height you would like your roof and glue in place.
- Form a tent with the two roof pieces and glue at the top.
- When everything is really dry, glue the roof to the dolly pegs.
- All that’s left is to have fun decorating your wishing well… and to maybe make a wish or two.
FAIRY GARDEN CRAFT – FUN FISHING GAMES
While this makes a perfect game for any fairy garden lake it is also great as a party game – just put the fish in a bowl and let the little ones go fishing. Different coloured fish could be worth different points or could represent some tiny gift for the clever fisherman.
- Different coloured foam sheets
- Paper clips
- Draw different kinds of fish and sea creatures on the foam sheets, ensuring your drawings are larger than the size of a paper clip and cut out two of each shape. We did fish, starfish, an octopus, seahorses and a bunch of other sea creatures. I know it’s a lake but it’s in a fairy garden so it’s magic!
- Using a little glue, put the two shapes together with a paper clip glued in between.
- Attach string to the chopstick and then the magnet to the other end of the string – your ‘fishing rod’ will now pick up the foam sea creatures.
Hope you enjoyed these crafts. If you did, share them on Facebook and Pinterest and spread the joy. Want more fun fairy crafts? Read Making These Fairy Furniture Projects is a Walk in the Park.
Happy crafting and have a gleeful week, Tamuria.