Last month I told you about the treasure hunt the fairies created a few years back, for our little friend next door.

She loved it SO much, that we did it again last summer.  But — different fairies – so different treasure hunt!  The previous hunt was with the painted and jewel-encrusted little pebbles, with little rhyming clues leading her from one treasure to the next.

Last summer, the new fairies, weren’t QUITE as ambitious or poetic.  But – just as clever! 

The  new treasures were made from little slabs of branch, dyed and painted with magical words, and, of course, embellished with sequins, sparkles, and magic dust, as only a fairy could do. 

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Whilst hiding the

treasures, THIS little

fella came along.

The fairies thought

THAT was pretty

magical, and showered

him with their

blessings.

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The fairies got carried away and made over 20 of these treasures, which they call “doodlewinks”.  So there were actually two treasure hunts.  One at the beginning of summer, and one near the end. 

Not much instruction is required.  You can see from the pictures, exactly how they turned out.  You could, of course, paint rocks, or anything else you might think of, along the same lines. 

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Hello fairy friends! Where has the time gone since the last post?!?

It’s almost Summer already!  Neighbor Mom next door, told us yesterday that our little friend has already starting going through their backyard, searching for evidence of new fairies.

We are just put the finishing touches on this year’s door, made especially for her. This year, we think it will just be one fairy.  We’ll post a picture of the door, when it appears in their backyard!

We’re not sure what the Fairy’s name will be… if you need a hand finding the name of your Garden Fairy, click this link!

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In the meantime, I thought I would share another idea from two years ago – A Fairy Treasure Hunt. I found tiny rocks, not much bigger than a dime. Painted them bright colors, and glued various little stars, sequins and beads on them, and then lacquered them several times, so there was no fear of the embellishments falling off.

With the help of my hubby helper, we made up some little rhyming clues, which would lead her from one treasure to the next.

So when the family went off to sports practice one day, we ran over and hid all the treasures and clues, making sure to throw a little sparkly fairy dust at each treasure location, as well. We were sitting in our backyard having a refreshing beverage after our fairy shenanigans, when they returned home, and not long after THAT, we heard our little friend in their backyard. She had discovered the little note on the fairy door step, inviting her to a treasure hunt. The squeal of excitement each time she found a treasure was delightful. I think we had just as much fun listening over the fence, as she did searching!

It was such a simple little project. I already had the paint, glue, lacquer (you could use clear nail polish) and bits & pieces needed, in the chaos I call my craftroom.

(I actually call it the Emp-Lorieum.)

So this project didn’t cost a penny!  But hearing her reaction… was priceless!

Have fun and keep the magic alive!

Cheers,

Lorie

 

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