nARTure Tuesday: Build a Fairy House!

This ๐—ป๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, get imaginative with some nARTful play and land art by building a fairy house! Fairy houses are a fantastic and FUN way to connect with nature, get creative, practice engineering, play architect/sculptor/theatre director/actor, and so much more! “When I build fairy houses with my 4-year-old niece, Sadie,” shares JSP Program Directorย Jeri Howell, “we search for beautiful materials, build and re-build, and create characters and stories for HOURS. She loves it!” The sky is the limit for this nARTure Tuesday, but here are a few steps to get you started:

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿญ: Find a tree with a special base – a base where you just mind see a forest fairy or two hanging out.

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿฎ: Gather your building supplies, such as twigs, acorn tops, rocks, and plants. (Tips from Sadie: A flat rock is a great table, violet leaves a good for creating shade, and straight twigs shoved in the ground are fairy-sized trees.)

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿฏ: Build your fairy house (which will probably turn into an elaborate fairy neighborhood once you see how fun this is)! This is a great way to introduce basic fort-building on a small scale, or try out more elaborate structures. (STEAM, anyone!?) There is much trial and error during this part, so keep it imaginative, flexible, and encouraging.

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿฐ: Keep playing! What’s the fairy’s name that lives here? What do they look like? What do they do when they aren’t at home? …

Share a photo of your fairy house by tagging Josephine Sculplture Park! If you enjoy the virtual programs we share, please consider donating. Our virtual programs are sponsored in part byย Expree Credit Union. Thank you!ย 

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