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,