Make a fairy :: Waldorf Steiner play

It’s fairy week on NurtureStore! We celebrated my daughter’s seventh birthday last weekend with a fairy party, with lots of fairy-themed food, crafts and play. I have some lovely, simple-to-do, full-of-play ideas to share with you this week, starting with today’s idea: how to make a fairy!A lovely way to make a beautiful fairy. So simple, kids can make their own designs.

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Rose petal sensory play tub

One of my girls is so romantic, and this rose petal sensory play tub was made just for her. It smells wonderful and gives children a new natural material to explore – and it’s lovely for imaginary play.A lovely rose petal sensory tub - great for wedding-themes and summery imaginary play

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Sand pit fairy garden :: small worlds play

Do your children like to create and play with small worlds? My girls always have one or two landscapes on the go at any one time. Today B made a fairy garden in the sand pit which she declared ‘the sweetest thing I’ve ever made’ – so I had to show it to you. It’s lovely, and also a good reminder that the simplest of ‘loose parts’ and a child’s imagination can combine to create great things.

Fairy garden in sand pit :: make a magical small world!

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Garden sensory play :: petal perfume

Do you remember making petal perfume when you were a child? It’s a lovely garden sensory play idea I’m keen to pass on to my daughter. Here’s how we made ours:A lovely garden sensory play idea - make some homemade petal perfume

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Flower sensory tub

A beautiful flower sensory tub idea that takes just minutes to set up but can give a whole morning of happy play.

Love this flower sensory tub - so simple to make, and so pretty to play with.

Flower sensory tub

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