Sunday, 11 December 2016

Fairy House Luminaries

Toddlers and preschoolers will love recycling old toilet rolls and cupcake cases to make simple fairy house luminaries.  DIY fairy houses are fun to make and easy enough for kids of all ages to make. The best bit is that this simple recycled craft doubles up as a fun DIY toy. 
DIY toilet roll fairy house luminaries for kids. Simple recycled craft ideas for toddlers and preschoolers. Use this fun DIY toy to create a fairy small world play activity.

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How to make Fairy House Luminaries 


Begin by painting the toilet roll tubes. daisy chose to paint hers pink.  I gave her two different shades of pink to work with. 


How to make DIY fairy house luminaries from toilet rolls and cupcake cases. A simple craft idea for kids.

Leave the toilet roll tubes to dry and then decorate them with stickers. 

How to make DIY fairy house luminaries from toilet rolls and cupcake cases. A simple craft idea for toddlers and preschoolers.


Place a cupcake case on top of the toilet roll tube as a roof for your fairy house. It should fit perfectly! I decided not to glue the roof to the house as I knew Daisy would want to try and take it off!

Half way between the roof and the bottom of the fairy house cut out a small window.  I cut out a different shaped window for each of the fairy houses. 

Then simply add battery powered tea lights to light up your fairy house luminaries. 

Optional step: I decided to paint the inside of the fairy houses and around the edge of the windows white. There is no need to  do this but I though it looked nice! 

DIY toilet roll fairy house luminaries for kids. Simple recycled craft ideas for toddlers and preschoolers. Use this fun DIY toy to create a fairy small world play activity.

These fairy house luminaries look beautiful, but they make great DIY toys to play with too. Turn the fairy houses into a fairy small world by adding fairy figures and making pathways from any left over stickers.  
DIY fairy house luminaries for kids.  A simple toddler and preschool craft using recycled toilet rolls and cupcake cases. Follow our simple instructions to see how to make and play with these cute DIY toys.

We put our fairy houses into Daisy's dolls house. She loved playing hide and seek with her fairies as she hid them inside her fairy houses. 

123, coming ready or not.....

Fairy small world play for toddlers and preschoolers.

..... found you!!! Look how excited daisy looks! 

Fairy small world play for kids.

After playing hide and seek the fairies were tired and they needed a nap. I love how Daisy decided to use one the fairy house roofs as a blanket for her fairy. She said goodnight to her fairies and turned off their light. 

Fairy small world play for kids.

We had so much fun making and playing with these little fairy house luminaries. 

fairy house luminaries. toilet roll toddler craft.


Daisy: Age 2


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2 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Daisy is adorable, she is having so much fun. Money was tight when my kids were young, and so we would cut out toys, dolls, GI Joes, Robots, and such from toy catalogues and sale papers, then glue them to toilet tissue tubes. My kids had fun playing with them as though they had the real toys. When my son had children, computers came into play with him cropping and sizing down coloring pages, having the gbabies color in the pictures, gluing them to the tubes, and having tons of the latest figures and toys to play with. I am sending him your fairy light info for my youngest gbaby, who is all about butterflies. Thank you for sharing this great idea. Have a Blessed Holiday Season from snowy Michigan, USA.

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  2. Thank you susie! And that's a brilliant idea making figures to play with by sticking on pictures. I'll have to add that to my list of things to make.

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