Making fairy houses was the perfect fairy party craft for Adeline’s 4th birthday party, especially because she loves art so much. If you look on Pinterest, you will find a wide-range of fairy houses. Some are very detailed and have a lot of extras. Don’t let that overwhelm you.
This fairy party craft is about letting the kids get creative and make something special to take home. Of course, you wouldn’t need to have a fairy party to make a pixie dust fairy house. It is a perfect craft for kids of any age.
I set up the “Fairy Art Studio” on our deck. I had two tables covered in a plastic table cloth from the Dollar Store, then each girl had a spot with a fairy placemat and their art supplies. (As I mentioned in a previous post, these tables are amazing and affordable. The legs extend so they can work for children or adults. I highly recommend them.)
Fairy Party Craft: Pixie Dust Fairy Houses
- Small wood houses
- Elmer’s Squeeze ‘n Brush painters
- Elmer’s glitter glue
- Elmer’s glue
- Elmer’s glue dots
- Butterflies/flowers to decorate the houses
- Glitter (“pixie dust”)
Everyone had the same house, to prevent any arguing. (Tip: Be sure to buy the houses in advance because otherwise you might not find enough of the same style. I found the houses for $1 at Michaels, but used a 40% off coupon so they were only 60 cents a piece.)
I also had bowls of Elmer’s Squeeze ‘n Brush painters. I was glad to find these because they eliminated the need for water and paint brushes. The paint literally comes out as you paint. They are so cool!
That said, I would recommend showing the little girls how to use them. I did a too quick demonstration, which meant some girls squeezed paint onto their placemats, then dipped the brushes in. Whoops!
Once the girls finished painting, they attached the butterflies and flowers with Elmer’s glue dots.
We then told them to sprinkle pixie dust on the houses to make the houses magical and let the fairies know they were ready to live in. (They had gotten pixie dust during the treasure hunt.)
The glitter really made the houses special – and look a lot less messy than they did. Glitter makes everything better, doesn’t it?
The girls loved this fairy party craft project. We let the houses dry for a bit, and then put them in fairy bags with the girls’ names on them. This helped make sure no one misplaced a house and prevented paint from getting on anything – or anyone – if there were any wet spots.
The tablecloth and placemats made the clean-up a breeze.