Small world play is creating a miniature life-scene for younger children to learn through play while using their imagination. Fairy gardens, dinosaur gardens, miniature farms, and sensory bins are all fun ways to start your child with small world play. Today I’m showing you how to make an easy fairy garden from a cardboard box. We’re reusing our Green Kid Crafts box, but any small plastic tub or even a cardboard shoebox will work for this activity.
- 1 Empty Green Kid Crafts Box
- 1 Plastic Grocery Bag
- Soil or Gravel
- Fairy Garden Elements-We used a miniature fairy and tiny stepping stones found at our local craft store.
- Artificial Flowers
- Flat Glass Garden Marbles
Start by cutting the bottom off the plastic bag to line the box.
Place the liner in the box and fill it with soil or gravel.
Cut the stems of the artificial flowers to the depth of the box.
Now for the fun part! Your child can “plant” the flowers, play with the fairy in the garden, and add more decorative elements while playing. We added the flat marbles for decoration, but you can also add glitter, multi-colored flowers, and all sorts of miniature items to decorate your fairy garden!
Green Kid Crafts Discovery Box
Take your kids on a journey to study the weather with this jam-packed Weather Science Discovery Box. Turn any child into a mini meteorologist as they create their very own Weather Station, Cloud Finder, and Wind Sock. They’ll have a blast creating their own, unique weather instruments, then continue the fun as they track and measure the weather patterns using their handcrafted tools.