Making a Forest Fairy. - The Magic Onions

Making a Forest Fairy.

On our weekend trip up into the San Bernardino Mountains, K was horrified when I announced that we’d be taking NO toys.
‘Buuuuutttttt, whaaaaatt will I plaaaaaayyyyy wiiiiiitttthhhh?’ she wailed.
‘We’ll make our own toys’, I answered.
So, on our first day up in the wilderness, we set to work making a Forest Fairy.
All we needed to make this wonderful toy, was a peg, sticky tape and some twine. K and T picked two lovely green oak leaves and we set to making our fairy.

We positioned the leaves about a third of the way up the peg for wings. Then stuck them into place with sticky-tape.

Then we covered the ‘ugly’ sticky tape with the twine and tied it into place.

And, Voila! An enchanting Oak Fairy.

K was amazed that she could make a beautiful toy so easily. Oak Fairy has come home with us and is a firm favourite. She announced this morning that her ‘wings’ were looking a little droopy and has set out into the garden to find fresh ones for her. I enjoy showing K that toy’s really don’t only come from the store, but are even more abundant in creative minds.
Blessings and magic.
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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. how adorable! perhaps we’ll have one come to live at our home too?! thank you for sharing the idea.
    best – annri

  2. A darling idea!

  3. In Kayla’s words as she looks at this with me, “Preeeettttyyy!” :)

  4. I just love your way of thinking! And love that she made a fairy friend that is now a favorite (droopy wings or not)…and how nice that you can replace them by searching the backyard.

    Jamie :)

  5. I love this craft and am really enjoying following your wonderful blog.

  6. I know a little girl that will love this idea! Thank you!!!

  7. What a wonderful lesson for your children to learn, that toys don’t always have to come from stores. Love the Forest Fairy.

  8. This is absolutely adorable!
    I can certainly imagine my children having fun with this : )

  9. I love this! Just simply love it.

  10. This is too cute. I think my little girl would enjoy it too. Thank you for sharing.

  11. :)
    Thats what I used do as child.
    I grew up in a huge garden. I made things out of rocks, seedpods, plants, leaves, flowers any thing I could get my hands on. :) My brother used to tease me he would say to his mates “She talks to them, she thinks they people. ” and laugh at me, but that what are big brothers do LOL.

    I love seeing my kids playing the same way in the garden like I used to do as a child.

  12. I love the fairy!!!

  13. love the simple beauty of her!

    Lisa :)

  14. This is so beautiful in its simplicity :)

  15. Very sweet. I wish my children were still of an age when they wanted to make such things. Last summer we had good luck with making games from nature. I have to think hard for our upcoming camping trip.

  16. Love it!

  17. I LOVE this! Especially the idea that the “toys” would already be out there for her to discover and make into her own creation! Magic!

  18. I love it! We are following a waldorf curriculum and were supposed to make the wee felt folks in the coming weeks. I like your variation as a summertime doll.

  19. we dip leaves in beeswax in the fall. this would be fun to then with all the autumn colors! thanks for the great idea! ;)

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