Where fairies go on holiday :: seashell fairy houses

Where do fairies go on holiday? To stay in seashell cottages by the sea! Here’s a sweet little craft idea that turns into imaginary play and storytelling.

A lovely idea for fairy houses made from shells - mixing art, story telling and imaginary play.

Fairy houses made from seashells

We’re still enjoying making and playing with our stash of seashells from our week at the beach. Today we turned a few of them into little seaside cottages, so our fairies could go on holiday. They’re super easy to make, and are doubly good because they make great little play scenes once you’ve finished crafting. We love making things that then turn into even more opportunities to play!
fairy house craft

To make the fairy houses we picked a few shells out from our collection and decorated them with permanent markers – as easy as that! The houses can be as simple or intricate as your children like. Sometimes we want to spend a long time drawing and designing, and sometimes we just want to make something quickly, so we can then use it to play. This craft works either way.

fairy houses

They’re great for playing with in the sandpit, where you can make a beach for the fairies’ holiday.

fairy houses

Add in some more shells and some homemade fairy dolls, and you can imagine and tell stories as you play. 

fairy houses

Love fairies? Then you might like to…

make a magic wand

make a fairy to play with

make a fairy house for her to live in

and make a fairy land for more imaginative play times

Amazing! Make a DIY magic fairy land - fantastic for imaginary play and storytelling.

And if you have lots of shells, you might like to try

homemade lemon play dough recipe with seashells

seashell sight word spellings

 

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