Carrots for Fairies. - The Magic Onions

Carrots for Fairies.

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 We are still working on our fairy garden and the kids are adding little treasures to it daily. Our newest additions are a set of clay carrots for the fairies and gnomes to tend to.

Kitty has a large packet of Sculpey Clay that comes in handy for all sorts of projects. Alas, we had no orange! Hmmmm, we thought a little. “I know…” I said… “Can we add two colors together to make orange?” I suggested. “MOM!” Kitty replied… “Thant only works with paint!” She declared. “Well.” I said, “Let’s try with clay and see.” I replied.

We mixed yellow and red together and, would you know, we made orange!!! Wonders never cease!

We fashioned two little carrot shapes from our new orange clay. Then used a knife to make little ‘carrot’ markings on them.

With a toothpick, we made holes in the tops of our carrots. We cut a few lengths of embroidery thread and poked them into the holes we had just made in the tops of our carrots. Squeezed them a little to fasten them into the clay and then baked them at a very low heat until they hardened.

We planted them, watered them and are watching them grow.

There’s no end to the delight we are getting from our Fairy Garden!

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Happy Fairy Gardening,
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. this is so wonderful!

  2. That is adorable!

  3. Very cute, I love making miniature food with Sculpey and clay. I am looking forward to updating our fairy garden with my daughter for fall.

  4. Oh! We made little sculpey carrots for our garden, too! And a handful of other veggies for the faeries garden. Kaia has been planting and harvesting them over and over all summer. I love it!

    Your embroidery thread tops are genius, though. Ours are completely clay. While Kaia is very gentle with them, a couple of the veggies tops were snapped off when they were sat on by a cat, who thinks the faerie garden is her own, personal, luxurious bed.

    They glued back together easily enough, but I think their next incarnation with have thread or felt tops. I’m feeling a bit lacking in the brain department now. ;)

  5. the sweetest carrots ever!

  6. Honestly, when I first saw the carrots I was sort of thinking “well, OK”. But then i saw them in the fairy garden. OMG. Too, too cute. YOU are amazing.

    I most likely won’t be joining in the competition next year, but I do think it is about time I build a fairy garden or a fairy house. I have fairies all over my garden and I just know they would love it!

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