How to Make a Fairy Garden

Hobbycraft's paper plate fairy garden is loads of fun to make and a lot easier than it might look. Children will love creating this little Spring scene and playing with it once it is finished.

You will need - visit hobbycraft.co.uk to get all the bits you need!

*Paper Plate

*Hobbycraft PVA Glue

*Ready Mix Bright Paint

*White Air Drying Modelling Clay

*Flower Embellishments

*Modge Podge Gloss

*Wooden lolly sticks

*Washi Tape

*Moss

*Mini Toadstools

Directions:

Step 1 - Mark a small pond shape onto the back of the plate and paint it blue. Paint the rest of the plate green using a bristle effect – jab a dry paintbrush on to the paint to make it look like grass. Mix a little grey into the green to give different shades. Leave to dry.

Step 2 - Take small lumps of clay, roll them up and squash to make stepping stones. Turn larger pieces into rocks by squashing and pinching the clay. Set aside to dry in a warm place.


Step 3 - Roll lumps of clay into 2cm thick sausages and press around the rim of the plate. Paint the wet clay green.



Step 4 - Cut away 5cm from one side of the clay around the rim, to make a doorway. Cut lollipop sticks in half and push them into the clay all the way around to make a fence. Glue more half-lollipop sticks across the ones in the clay to make it look more like a fence.


Step 5 - To make a gate, cut two lollipop sticks in half to create 4 pieces. Line them up together and glue a lollipop stick on top diagonally. Trim the ends of the diagonal stick and repeat for the other side.



Step 6 - To make a wreath for the gate, cut some of the small buds and stems from the fabric flowers. Twist together into a 3cm circle.


Step 7 -Glue the wreath onto the gate. Washi tape the top and bottom of one side of the gate onto a wooden skewer, to make a hinge.

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