By using every day activities as inspiration, you can create some magical adventures with your fairy door and we show you how with our Easy Fairy Door Ideas
We don’t need to spend ages creating elaborate fairy settings for our children because it’s the every day, simple things that often mean the most to a child.
So our quick list of Easy Fairy Door Ideas are:
1. Keep it simple
It’s time spent together, a hug, a word of encouragement, a little note… these are the things that are treasured, not just by children but by all of us.
And if we use this same “keep it simple” approach when it comes to a fairy door, the effectiveness and wonder of a ‘fairy visit’ is easily created.
2. Use Every day Items
Think of what you normally do in a day then recreate some of these activities outside your fairy door.
If a letter arrives in your letterbox at home, leave a fairy letter for your child
Always take every opportunity to encourage your child, and an easy and magical way is to leave a tiny ‘fairy certificate‘ outside their fairy door.
If your home received a delivery of groceries today, you can leave a little bag of “fairy groceries” outside their fairy door. And we even have a FREE template to print out for this! This printable template includes the shopping bag and a bunch of mini groceries to make out of paper and fill the shopping bag with. Awesome! Here is a link to our “Fairy Home Shopping” post
If you mowed your grass today, leave a little pile of grass clippings and some fairy gardening accessories outside their fairy door, to show the fairies did too
If your child slept all night in their own bed, leave a pretty gold star sticker in their fairy mail box for them to find in the morning. We also have a great “Sleep Fairy Reward Chart” to print out and use to encourage your child to sleep in their own bed. And its FREE! Here is the post to our “Sleep Fairy“
If you have done some baking today, bake a really small biscuit or cupcake and leave this outside their fairy door “from the fairies”.
We also have a great DIY Fairy Cake post that shows you how to make a super easy and fun Fairy Cake out of bread!
3. Decorate your Fairy Door to Celebrate Something, Anything.
If it’s the first day of spring today, leave some flowers outside their fairy door
If it’s the first day of autumn today, leave some autumn leaves outside their fairy door
A quick and easy way to surprise your child with the change of seasons, is by changing their background picture. We have a set of 3 “Seasons Backgrounds” – Spring/Summer, Autumn and Winter.
When it’s someones birthday, decorate their fairy door to celebrate the occasion.
We have a blog post on How to Create a Birthday Theme outside your Fairy Door. We also have lots of Fairy Birthday accessories to use and we even have a DIY Happy Birthday Garland available to download.
When it’s leading up to Christmas, decorate their fairy door too!
We have a blog post How to Decorate your Fairy Door for Christmas which has lots of great ideas.
If it is the holidays, make a little fairy suitcase out of a matchbox and leave it as a surprise outside their fairy door
4. Keep a bunch of ‘potential’ fairy treats’ hidden somewhere
It’s a great idea to keep a collection of possible little fairy treats ‘hidden’ somewhere so you always have something ready for when a little fairy reward or encouragement is needed.
Whenever some encouragement is needed, positive behaviour could be rewarded or a touch of fairy magic could be used, rather than try to think of what to do, it’s helpful to have a little box of tiny treats at the ready. That way you simply open the box and select something quickly and easily. And these little ‘fairy gifts’ don’t need to be expensive or big because fairies love little thoughtful gestures rather than big, expensive ones. They love to encourage and give a gift with simple things – which always makes the job of the “Chief secret fairy treat leaver” (you!), much easier!
- If you go for a walk and find a pretty leaf, pick it up and add it to your collection
- If you see a gum nut, a flower or a nice pebble, take it home.
- If you go to the beach, collect some shells to add to your fairy treat collection.
- In the pantry, keep some 100’s & 1000’s to make tiny fairy bread to leave as a ‘treat from the fairies’
- keep some packets of Rainbow Fairy letters and Fairy Cards, so you’ve always got these to leave an encouraging note
- If a birthday is coming up, order a fairy birthday cake and some balloons to decorate their fairy door on the day
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