Making Fairy/Gnome Gardens With Little Ones

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4 Hours
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What do you do when you're working on your Fairy Garden and the Little's are over?You have them make their own!I thought they'd have fun creating their very own.

I had gathered up up some fun items I had : sea shells, faux succulents, small rocks, etc.I also picked up a couple of bowls, Fairies and Gnomes at the dollar store. I divided up everything into 2 bags so there wouldn't be any arguing. ''I'' received the Fairy bag and ''B'' received the Gnome bag."I" was so excited, "B" ...eh

One thing "B" did enjoy was putting the soil in his bowl.

After placing some soil in each bowl they started making their perspective homes. "I" tried to show "B" by placing a faux succulent in his bowl. Since the dirt part was done he took off to play.

''I'' turned back to hers. She was very meticulous. 

Looking for just the right piece...She worked on it slow and methodically.

If something didn't look just right, she'd take it all out and begin again.''B'' would drop by every once in a while to see what was going on.

Curiosity got the better of "B". He finally decided to give it a try.Once he started, he liked it. After all it was playing in dirt!I was really surprised at how long it kept them entertained.''B'' tried to copy his sisters

Looking good♥When they were done they were pretty proud of themselves.Even continued to play with them afterwards.

''I's'' Fairy Garden

''B's'' Gnome Garden

Best of all, when interest is lost, they don't need to be watered since there aren't any live plants. They can also rearrange and play with them anytime they want.

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