Sitting on the coffee table in our family room at home, is a mini-fairy garden. Every time friends and families visit us, we are always asked about it. “What is that?” and “Where did you get that!”
We adore fairies in our family. If you want to have a family fairy, there are great products you can get to start a new family tradition or add a new ‘imaginary’ fairy to your family.
The Irish Family Door Company
The Irish Family Door Company (MSRP: $19.99)
The Irish Family Door Company from is an adorable product with everything you need to create your family’s own Fairy tale. With a pint size door, stepping stones, a fairy sized key, and even a family/fairy lease agreement, you can make the Fairy part of your daily life or a spring time tradition.
Have your fairy door appear before St. Patrick’s or make it a conversation piece in your home all year round. Kids can leave notes for the fairies and the fairies can write back. Encourage the kids to leave treats for the fairy or water and see what the fairy does in return! (Parental hint: great incentive opportunity like Elf on the Shelf!) Kids can register their fairy’s name and unlock Fairy Valley. There is also an app with stories, activities and play ideas.
Opening Fairy Doors
Cra-Z-Art (MSRP: $19.99)
The Opening Fairy Doors, from Cra-Z-Art, quite literally–opens the door to a land filled with wishes and fantasy. Fairies? Check. Glitter? Check. Magic? Check. The play sets come in three different colors (and corresponding fairies): blue, pink, and purple so each child can feel like they have their own room fairy. Each set includes a realistic-looking door that attaches to the wall and opens (to a pretend scene) and closes, plus additional accessories such as a window, a mailbox, a fence, fairy dust and stickers. It also has a book about the fairy that is from the set.
It can be a fun decor piece for a fairy themed room or, more fun, a play set with lots of imagination potential. Don’t forget to encourage the kids to sprinkle glitter in front of the door at night to see if they see magical fairy footprints the next morning! Available Spring 2016 at Walmart for kids 4+.
My Fairy Garden
Playmonster (MSRP: $14.99)
For an outdoor or garden fairy take on the magic, check out the My Fairy Garden from PlayMonster. This fairy products takes the fairy magic to a new, exciting level by adding a STEM component with children growing and nurturing a plant.
They grow the plant from the seeds, and care for their garden, all while setting up and playing with one of three versions with tree hollow, flower pot or teacup house. There is also a play fairy, taking this product from make-believe to hands on fairy play.
Pixie Doodles Fairies
Madame Alexander (MSRP: $6.99+)
For fairies themselves, check out the Madame Alexander and Crayola Pixie Doodles Fairies, a design-your-own doll set that lets kids use Crayola sketch pens to design and decorate their fairy’s wings and dress. Each set includes a 9 inch Pixie Doodle poseable doll, one fairy dress for doodling, one set of detachable glitter-edged wings for decorating, sparking colored gems, and two Crayola markers.
Though the markers are permanent, kids can extend the creative fun with Pixie Doodles add-on packs, that include new blank dresses, wings, and more stylish pieces for kids to color in, and mix and match for fashion forward kids.