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Recycled Popsicle Stick Fairy Door Craft


Recycled Popsicle Stick Fairy Door Craft


Create your very own fairy door by saving your Popsicle Sticks after your ice creams this Summer! It's no suprize it took us only a few days to gather the sticks after lots of lovely warm weather here in the UK. You could also use brought sticks which my daughter did decide to use to make her structure more sturdy.


Recycled Popsicle Stick Fairy Door Craft


You will need:
Craft Sticks/Clean, Dry Popsicle Sticks
Acrylic Paint
Paint Brush
Glue Gun
Glue
Newspaper/Tray
Embellishments

Recycled Popsicle Stick Fairy Door Craft


Once you have enough sticks the first stage will be placing them together and getting an adult to glue them together using a glue gun. For the structure to remain together in all weathers PVA glue wouldn't be substantial for this craft.
Little N helped to position all the sticks on the back of the door to help keep the sticks together tightly. Dad was on hand to help with getting the glue gun up and running and within a couple of minutes it was ready to paint! Neve seemed to enjoy snapping the sticks in half and placing them on the back of the door.

Recycled Popsicle Stick Fairy Door Craft


Acrylic paints will be needed if your intention is to put the structure outdoors. Water based children's paint would wash off in the rain. Little N started to paint the door and handed her Dad a paintbrush to help. It was definitely a collaborative family art project!
The embelishments were also stuck to the door before it was painted, but if you wanted to add them once the door has completely dried that is also an option. 

Recycled Popsicle Stick Fairy Door Craft


We went off to have lunch and when we returned it was completely dry. Little N knew exactly where she wanted to put it so off we went to the woods to find the perfect spot for her fairy door. 

Recycled Popsicle Stick Fairy Door Craft


We got under the trees in the woods and the heavens opened. Rain poured and although we could hear all the rain dropping down onto the leaves, we didn't feel a thing. Very refreshing after a week of being indoors with the children being unwell, it was welcomed!


Recycled Popsicle Stick Fairy Door Craft


It took Neve a few attempts to find her perfect spot. She trialed and error-ed the trees as she walked past before finding one that was bent. "The fairies could use this tree as a slide down to the door" - I just love how childrens imaginations work. Getting that little insight to her thoughts made the spot even more perfect. 

We took some photos and will send them to family and friends who also use the woods to see if they can locate it and take a photo by it. 

Recycled Popsicle Stick Fairy Door Craft

Once the 'perfect spot' had been found we went off to do some muddy puddle stamping! We found hundreds of conker husks hanging from the trees and lots of mushrooms!

Recycled Popsicle Stick Fairy Door Craft


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