Fairy house, or that’s what I was thinking

See, I don’t know why I get these wonderful ideas of what the projects will look like.  My kids so rarely listen to my ideas anyways……

 

Supplies: Large sturdy plastic containers (fabric softener, orange juice, liquid laundry detergent), acrylic paint, paint brushes, small toys, sharp knife and/or scissors, Sharpie markers (or something else to mark where to cut)

 

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1.  Draw out where the holes you are going to cut in the side are going to be.  Then explain the idea again to your son who insists on drawing out elaborate battle scenes…….

 

2.  Cut the holes out.

 

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3.  Have a very long discussion with your daughter on how it is supposed to be made.  “No Mommy it’s not supposed to be painted.”

 

Sigh, I’ve been told that because she’s so stubborn now that she won’t give in easily to peer pressure later…….

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4.  If you’re a stubborn little girl who knows best, than you color the whole thing with Sharpie markers.  Otherwise you paint the outside in insanely bright colors.

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4b.  Spend over an hour making 3 bendy dolls with a new pattern that you for some reason have to make even more complicated than it was, and then give up and just make a mess.

 

 

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5.  Attempt to take pictures of the freshly painted homes, which are of course completely dry…………  Only to have the kids “help” with the photos.

 

Oh well, they love them.  They never made it to the backyard to make a fairy home like I was hoping, but they’re getting lots of playtime up in their rooms……

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9 thoughts on “Fairy house, or that’s what I was thinking

  1. Love this post, Ticia! I also have a little girl who knows exactly how everything should be (usually the opposite of what I think!). Sometimes, that's just the way it goes. (See my “Drawing Fairies” post. It will be almost like deja vu for you!)

  2. I have two that always know how to do things better than I do. A girl and a boy. Stubborn as the day is long, and even after they royally mess something up they won't admit it. I have been told it will be a good thing as they get older and they will make fine lawyers.

    I will tell you though, my son who is turning 12 is starting to show some flexability and is taking what we say into account more. So maybe there is hope.

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