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Published December 4th 2017
A home hobby project for the kids
A Fairy Natural Craft Table!
Finding something for the kids to do while you are banging away in the workshop is a must, that is, if you don't want to be pestered endlessly.
Making fairy natural crafts can be a very easy project for the children, especially if you take the time out first to set up the work station and teach the kids how to use a hot glue gun safely.
You will need a collection of natural decoratives such as shells, pine cones, seeds, nuts, dead leaves. Make sure all of the natural materials collected are dried out. Getting together this collection can be a part of the fun for the kids while you cut up pieces of wood for them. You can either sand the wood pieces smooth, or put aside some sand paper for the kids to do it themselves.
A collection of assorted wood pieces
The glue sticks for the hot glue gun can be coloured with a permanent marker to make coloured glue.
Our three year old is able to use a hot glue gun safely, but if you have young kids and are not comfortable with this tool, there are several fast-setting wood glues out there that can be used as an alternative.
Now for the fun part. Challenge the kids to think creatively in making their fairy sized and dollhouse sized furniture. Give them a large pot with soil to set up a fairy garden, or send them to find a special fairy area somewhere outdoors to decorate with their fairy natural crafts.
Let them have at it while you set about banging around in the workshop. Hopefully there will be minimal interruptions to your own projects while the kids have their own to engage in!
Once the kids are finished with their crafts, give them some coconut oil to rub into their wood pieces and polish off with a rag.
The results of these crafts can also be gifted as handmade fairy garden furniture, or as miniature dollhouse furniture.
Some of the results of this craft project
Small Hand Saw
Wood Chisels / Hammer
Wood Glue (fast acting)
Hot Glue Gun Glue Sticks
Pencils (for marking wood)
It is a good idea to have burn cream and a First Aid Kit at hand. Kids are kids and sometimes they make mistakes in the workshop.