I love what the children at my preschool teach me. Towards the end of our first day of fairy camp this week, I thought out loud how we needed to mark our gardens with their names so we would know whose garden was whose. Someone volunteered, "let's make garden markers!!". Well, why not. With a slice of wood, a sharpie, 18-gauge wire, moss and some pink bits of wool for flowers, that is just what we did.
Each child chose a name. Without hesitating, one little girl said "Silver Mist"...I love that.
Do you see "Silver Ansel Monster Truck" back there? That would belong to my boy, Julen. He is a bit obsessed with his cousin Ansel at the moment. But, fine. I encouraged each individual to make their own decision about their garden.
One of my quiet girls didn't want a name on hers, she simply handed me a shell. Sweet.
It wasn't the best week for making fairy gardens. It's something I prefer to do outside in the yard, but like most of the US we had record breaking heat temperatures all week. Heat index hitting as high as 132 degrees. Whew. Too hot for me and too hot for the kids. We reserved our short nature walks for the first thing we did in the morning and enjoyed the rest of the day having fun inside.
I used a hot glue gun to make more furniture, once again adding moss and wool bits for flowers.
The kids went home with their gardens today...they were so cute, and so excited to show their moms that it just melted my heart. They bring so much magic to this project. I have tons of photos of the gardens to sort through and can't wait to share those tomorrow.