Pretend play is an important part of development for every young child. Nurture your child's imagination and bring fantasy to life by building a fairy garden in your own backyard.

You can add a touch of beauty and whimsy to your backyard by creating a miniature welcoming wonderland for fairies. The kids will love assembling this tiny garden complete with a special place for the magical fairies to come and take a rest.

allParenting backyard fairy garden supplies

Supplies:

  • Shallow pot
  • Potting soil
  • Small plants
  • Small stones, moss or mulch
  • Fairy garden accessories

Directions:

allParenting backyard fairy garden step 1

Fill the pot with potting soil, stopping a little ways below the brim.

allParenting backyard fairy garden step 2

Plant a few plants throughout the pot. I used some flowers, Irish moss and globe basil.

allParenting backyard fairy garden step 3

Create a path in the fairy garden using small stones, mulch or moss.

allParenting backyard fairy garden step 4

Add your fairy garden accessories. I found this miniature bridge, bench and chair at my local craft store.

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Some extra cute touches like this tiny snail and butterfly will help the fairies feel welcome. Place your fairy garden outside for a magical spot for the fairies to come visit.

allParenting backyard fairy garden

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