This month my Bostik Bloggers craft box had an Outdoors theme. When I saw the little wooden peg shapes I instantly thought of a craft that I've been meaning to try for some time - decorating peg dolls - and with all the garden themed bits and pieces I decided that we would make a fairy garden play set for them to live in.
Making homemade toys with children is brilliant because they have just as much fun with the crafting as they do with the actual playing. Mia and I made this together and she really loved the whole process.
To make the play scene we used the cardboard box that the craft materials came in. I cut off the flaps and Mia painted the inside of the box green, then we lined it with a sheet of green felt, glued down firmly.
To decorate the inside of the box we used fake leaves, button flowers, flower stickers and some small artificial tree branches. To stick the different embellishments inside the box we mainly used Bostik foam pads. These are small double sided sticky pads and they were brilliant, Mia could easily peel off the backing herself and they are so sticky that they stayed firmly in place. They are great because they adhere instantly, and you don't need to hang around waiting for the glue to dry. I also used them to secure the bottom of the artificial branches to the box and they have remained firmly stuck.
Mia had a lovely time sticking down all her flowers to decorate the garden.
While she was doing that, I made the fairies. I decorated the wooden pegs with scraps of tissue paper, ribbon, and artificial petals.
Everything was glued down with the Bostik Glu Pen which has a fine nib so it's really good for detailed glueing. Like all liquid glue it takes a few minutes to dry, but once it was dry everything was held firmly in place.
Mia really loves her fairy garden, she is so proud of it and she's been playing happily with it for ages!
The box of craft materials was provided to me free of charge by Bostik as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers Club.