Spring Magic Craft Box : 2015 Available NOW!

Hi, Happy Friends… I have some exciting news for you. The Spring Magic Craft Boxes are on their way to lucky children all over the world!


THEY ARE ENCHANTING!
The Spring’s Magic Craft Box is delighful. It is filled to the brim with the wonder and newness of Spring!

As usual, the fairies, elves and I have paid great attention to the feeling of enchantment that you and your children will get when you open your Spring box… it will, quite literally, feel like you have opened a package from Fairyland itself, complete with moss and butterflies and fairydust. Just imagine the wonder your child will experience!

 

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Every Magic Craft Box contains 4 Spring-inspired crafting kits, including all the materials and instructions you’ll need to make each magical project.

Here are photos of my own children enjoying each kit. Oh, what happy guinea pigs they were! We perfected each craft until it was just right for your little ones.

 

1. Make Woolen Chicks in a Nest

 

Spring Chicks in a Nest

 

2. Make Colorful Easter Eggs using Scraps of Pretty Silk

 

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Silk Dyed Easter Eggs

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Scraps of colorful silk are used to make the most wonderful patterns on Easter Eggs.

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3. Make a Sweet Fairy Garden and with a Mini Washing Line for Hours of Spring Play

 

A tiny Fairy Garden made with magic Emerald seeds from Fairyland.

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A Spring craft that keeps on growing.

 

4. Make a Gift for the Birds so that they can make wonderfully colorful and comfortable nests this Spring.

 

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A special Spring gift for your birds to help them make enchanting nests.

 

Many Magic Craft Boxes are on their way. Some may have arrived already… some may even be in a mail-man’s truck on their way to your lucky children. Once again, our fairies and elves have alerted fairies and elves everywhere to ensure that there will be excited fairyfolk fluttering around your children as they open their Magic Craft Boxes… watching the delight unfold on their beautiful faces as they behold their packages from Fairyland.

If you haven’t purchased your Magic Craft Box yet, don’t fret, there are still many Spring Magic Craft Boxes available.

If you are ready to purchase your Magic Craft Box, please click the orange box below.

 

4 Seasons :

 

 

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For more detailed information about the Magic Craft Box, please CLICK HERE!

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Here are of the messages I’ve received from those who have purchased Magic Craft Box in the past:

“The Magic Craft Box was beautifully done, both in quality and the enclosed instructions. Both of my children have each completed all of the crafts and enjoyed the process so much. I would recommend these craft boxes to anyone! There are so many possibilities within the crafts. The shipping was wonderful and there was SO much attention to detail. Thanks so much!” – Vanessa

“The Magic Craft Box is pure delight! Straight from the fairies! My daughter is loving them and the magic packed in. I love them too, having everything ready in one easy package. Thank you so much!” – Lindsey

“My goodness, this is such a brilliant concept. I can’t tell which craft my children enjoyed the most! Opening their Magic Craft Boxes was such an experience for them… it made even my 11 year old start to believe in fairies again! My 3 year old loved being part of making the crafts too. All around, this was a wonderful experience for my whole family. I have already purchased our One Year Subscription – keep the magic coming!” – Denise

Blessings and magic,

Donni …and the Fairies and Elves

The Pollen Collectors and Other Treasures from Nature

Waldorf schools around the country have enjoyed this week off as our teachers plan curriculums and attend meetings.

In the past, we have used this week to go skiing in the mountains. But, as there has been no snow, anywhere, skiing is sadly out.

Instead, we have used this precious time together to go on long and glorious nature walks.

Spring has definitely sprung here in Southern California… the blossoms have erupted and busy bees are collecting sacks of pollen for their honey. We loved watching them diving into the flowers until their legs were so heavy they could hardly fly.

We discovered so many other treasures too… like mushrooms and lichen and dewdrops sparkling in the sun.

Teddy found a salamander and I found a curious object that we think is a cactus skeleton.

Mother Nature is bountiful in her gifts.

 

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We remain grateful for these little everyday gifts that are all around us.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

DIY Tutorial for a Fairy Door

 

Did you know that we share The Sunny House with a family of fairies?

Do you see the door to their part of the house? It’s on the pillar to the left of my desk… on top of the molding with a little wooden ladder leading up to it from the floor. Do you see it?

We helped the fairies make it because we wanted to invite them to share our home with us. They come and go in the evenings after we have gone to bed and in the very early mornings before we come downstairs.

They are very quiet and respectful and always leave their part of the house neat and tidy (which is more than I can say for us!)

 

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Kitty and I made it for the fairies together. I molded the clay and she painted it. She did a great job, don’t you think… doesn’t it look like distressed old wood? We searched for the right doorknob for quite some time before Teddy found the perfect button.

 

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This is how we made it…

 

Materials we needed to make our DIY fairy door :

* white sculpey clay

* a pretty button that looks like a miniature doorknob.

* acrylic paint in two shades of brown… light and dark.

* a butter knife with a nice flat edge

* seran wrap

* parchment paper

 

When using my rolling pin to work with sculpey clay, I like to wrap my roller in seran wrap so that the chemicals from the clay don’t get on my rolling pin. I don’t like the thought of rolling out delicious chocolate chip cookies knowing that my pin rolled sculpey last.

 

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Step 1 :

Roll the sculpey into ball to soften it and then use the rolling pin to flatten it.

 

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Step 2 :

With sharp end of the butter knife, draw the outline of your door softly into the sculpey clay.

 

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Step 3 :

Use the butter knife to cut out the shape of your door.

 

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Step 4 :

Use the blunt end of the butter knife, pressing it down gently to make ‘wood plank’ grooves in the clay door.

 

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Step 5 :

Insert the doorknob into the clay.

 

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Step 6 :

Lay the door on the parchment paper and bake it in the oven as per the sculpey baking instructions (ours took 10 minutes at 200 degrees F).

When it had baked hard, we set it on the counter top to cool completely.

Step 7 :

Use the lighter brown acrylic paint to paint the door brown.

To make the wood grain effect, we will work with the dark brown paint while the light brown paint is still wet on the door. Add streaks of dark brown paint to the grooves of the door, use your brush to sweep the dark brown paint upwards in long, continuous strokes. The dark brown mixes with the light brown in random places to make the door look like withered old wood.

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We used the same effect to paint the little wood ladder.

 

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We used double sided tape to fix the fairy door to the wall.

For the first few days, the door remained undisturbed. But then, on the 3rd day, we noticed a little flowerpot outside and rejoiced to know that the fairies had moved in!

 

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This has been such a fun project that we have decided that we’ll make a gnome door for our avocado tree outside. We have lots of ideas from HERE on how to decorate it so that a family of gnomes will move in.

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Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Something NEW!

I have exciting news that I can’t wait to share… but I have to stay mum for a little while longer.

I’m working on something new… something that I’ve been wanting to do for ages and at last I’ve set the magic in motion.

It shouldn’t be long now! You will LOVE it!

Here’s a tiny sneak peek at a little part of the creativity that is going for this new project…

 

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I’m sharing the process on Instagram too… be sure not to miss a thing.

Keep tuned for something magical!

Blessings and magic,

Donni