CRAFTS AND DIY

A DIY Fairy House Kit

Fairy House Kit (Rose & Rex)

Fairy House Kit

Rose & Rex is a NY based toyshop that I’ve written about before — I’m a big fan of their sustainable and elegant toys and their dedication to imaginative play. When we were camping at the seaside a few weeks ago we brought this adorable Fairy House Kit that they had sent us a little while ago. It ended up being such a lovely summer craft activity! Perfect for when the days are warm and lazy and you spend all of your time outdoors.

Fairy House Kit (Rose & Rex)

Fairy House Kit (Rose & Rex)

The Fairy House Kit is a pretty, keepsake wooden box made in beautiful Maine. It has a selection of natural materials inside, like (sustainably harvested) moss, some pretty feathers, acorn caps and wood rounds, sea shells and colourful sea glass. There’s also (very importantly!) a tiny corked glass bottle with magical fairy dust inside.

A set of cards explains the different sorts of fairies and what sort of housing they all prefer. For example, the fairy Queen Mave likes her house to be grand. A real pinecone palace, with turrets and moats and winding pathways. The Sea Shell Fairies love their houses draped with seaweed and decorated with sea-glass. And with furniture made out of shells. This is a very smart and sweet way to entice children to kickstart their imagination and to start building their own fairy houses!

Fairy House Kit (Rose & Rex)

Fairy House Kit (Rose & Rex)

Ava made a cosy fairy house with a little wooden table and bench, a soft carpet made of moss and a pretty acorn-cap bowl filled with tiny shells. All decorated with pinecones and leaves. It was all so cosy and welcoming that a big fat caterpillar soon moved in!

Fairy House Kit (Rose & Rex)

The next day she added a bedroom with a four-poster bed and a floor made of wood-chips. So cute! I love how this Fairy House Kit gives the initial idea by handing a starting set of materials. It really encourages kids to look for natural building materials themselves so they can keep building and adding on to their little fairy houses.

xxx Esther

P.S. Rose & Rex is a wonderful NY-based shop who will be joining us at our upcoming NY ShopUp this September, so please mark your diaries and come check out their selection then.


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Comments (8)

jemima
July 17, 2017

Wow – this is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. I want to move in!


Fiona
July 17, 2017

I will save a lot of money and have my kids collecting similar stuff for free. So I can spend more money on sth else and encourage them to actually use their creativity. This advertisement is below your average.


Muriel
July 18, 2017

Love this kind of outdoor play! Such a cool kit, I want to move into that house…


Rachel
July 18, 2017

Looks beautiful – but also a lot like the stuff I’ve seen your kids collect on beaches themselves… so quite expensive for something that you could collect free 🙂

My daughter was given something similar for her birthday to make a fairy garden (essentially a garden saucer that you filled with soil and grass seed and then built a little scene on with provided items) and although she enjoyed building it, she hasn’t touched it since the grass grew, and so it was sadly a one use thing.


Anna
July 18, 2017

Looks like a sweet idea but I can’t understand why you would pay for something children pick up and collect literally all the time whenever they visit the park, garden or beach? Where is the resourcefulness and imaginative play (which is what you normally promote)? Also, how sustainable and environmentally friendly is it to ship something you can easily find at home all the way from the US to the Netherlands? I don’t know…I feel like Babyccino has lost it’s way recently, which is a shame.


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Fiona
July 20, 2017

I so much agree with Anna, could not have expressedthis in a better way!


July 23, 2017

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Lisa
August 2, 2017

Oh I think it’s adorable!!!


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