Princess Pea has been on a 'fairy kick' for some time now. In the summer, I found these fairy figurines on sale for a bargain, and picked up a square of fake grass at the dollar store to make a fairyland for them. Although they've both enjoyed playing with the fairies, I hadn't gotten around to making the fairyland until now. This weekend I finally put together Fairyland as a surprise for the girls. It actually took all of about 5 minutes - guess I should have done it a long time ago!
I started out using a baking pan to contain it all, but it wasn't wide enough to hold the grass square. Then I tried a tray - it fit the square perfectly, but by the time I added all the little play parts I realised there wasn't much play space left. So I transferred it all to this large wicker basket I picked up at the pumpkin festival a few weeks ago - perfect!
When the girls saw it, they both fell instantly in love with Fairyland! It has gotten a LOT of use since then already! My girls are both super into imaginary play, and can spend the entire day in their imaginary play scenes even without any physical props. So this is right up their alley!
Includes: pine cones, lego pieces, fairy and pony figurines, salt dough snakes and snails (made by Sweet Pea and her babysitter), pieces of sushi grass, a tent ...
... a Little People dragon, some tiny toadstools from my craft stash, pebbles,
a butterfly on a toothpick from a plant we got as a gift ...
... some of our many chestnuts, fake flowers and leaves, our sparkly pipecleaner flower rings, some lovely painted rocks by my grandmother, a Little People wagon, and a magnifying glass
for examining the small things in this small world.
It looks so inviting, and really gets the imagination going,
I'm tempted to play with it myself after they've gone to bed!