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.
We love making toys! Take a look at our wooden spoon puppets, funny rock faces and our treasure chest.
You will need: (affiliate links)
- Toilet rolls
- Paint (UK link/ US link)
- Stickers (UK link/ US link)
- Battery tea lights (Uk link / US link)
- Cupcake cases (UK link/US link)
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.
Leave the toilet roll tubes to dry and then decorate them with stickers.
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!
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.
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.....
..... found you!!! Look how excited daisy looks!
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.
We had so much fun making and playing with these little fairy house luminaries.
Daisy: Age 2
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