How to Make a Fairy House From Two Shoe Boxes

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Making fairy house is a great project for children who love to plan these whimsical residences. The small details that are put into these houses can make each one distinctive.

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Things you need

  • Shoe boxes
  • Paper to decorate the house
  • Scraps of old wall paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Masking tape
  • Outdoor items to decorate the house

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  1. 1

    Decorate each shoe box as a different room in your house. You should decorate the rooms using the bottom of the box as the back wall of the fairy house.

  2. 2

    Use tissue paper or scrapbook paper to wallpaper the walls.

  3. 3

    Cut doors and windows into the sides of the shoe boxes.

  4. 4

    Staple the shoe boxes together to form a two-story house. If you use four shoe boxes, you will have two on the bottom floor and two on the top.

  5. 5

    Tape the end edges of the shoe boxes together with masking tape for a more pleasing look. Paint the tape so that it blends in with the decor of your fairy house.

  6. 6

    Accessorize your fairy house with pine cones, pebbles and flowers to give your fairy house a natural feel.

Tips and warnings

  • Mounting your shoe box against the wall with masking tape will prevent it from falling over when you play with it.
  • You can make miniature pictures to hang on the wall out of postage stamps. These extra little details really make the house stand out.
  • Painting the outside of the house can add more detail to your house. You may consider going with natural colors for a wood fairy or go the glittery route for other types of fairies.

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