The Wee Enchanted Garden is a mini fairy garden in a box. Since we love fairies, it was a fun project, but I think it would be even more fun and very easy to create your own fairy garden without a kit.
This is what came in the kit: a plastic plant saucer, paints in the three primary colors, a paint brush, soil (it feels like a very light seed mix), grass seed, assorted beans (to grow into the “trees”), stones, gravel, little plastic figures (a frog and a rat), some seashells, and a lovely little fairy house made of wood and bark!
First my two oldest children painted the saucer. Since the paints were just yellow, blue, and red, it was a good exercise in color mixing too.
My youngest happily painted with some water colors and, in typical 2 year-old fashion, refused all colors but blue:
Pita, our assistant:
After the paint dried, the real fun began: the planting and arranging.
The children wanted to add a few other treasures to the garden. They disappeared into their rooms and returned with a penny, a marble, and a plastic snake (to eat the fairies?).
One tip: be careful when you water. We used a watering can and flooded it a bit. There is no drainage and the seed soil is very light. Next time we will water by spraying with a spray bottle.
This would be a very easy project to replicate without the kit, although I think that lovely little house makes the kit really wonderful.
Here’s one more garden project idea. This one is more ambitious, but very worthwhile!:
If you joined in this week for garden, then please leave your link in Mr. Linky and a comment so we can all find your project. If you didn’t join us, read about how to play and consider doing next week’s theme.
Since we will be flying on a plane soon, the theme for next week’s Unplugged Project will be:
Hope to see you next week!