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Fairy Chair | Preschool Crafts for Kids

Fairy Chair

Total Time Needed: Weekend Project

For years, my daughter has been convinced that our garden is inhabited by fairies - and when I walk out among the flowers on a summer's night, I'm inclined to believe her. If you'd like to invite the wee folk into your own backyard, why not offer them a comfy place to sit? Any old chair will do - as long as it's fully in bloom.

Materials

  • An old chair, preferably one that's past its prime (only fairies will sit in it) but sturdy enough to survive the elements
  • Exterior paint in one or more colors
  • 1 packet of morning glory seeds
  • Paintbrushes

Instructions

  1. Give your chair one or two base coats of paint (we chose lavender both for its magical properties and the way it complements green). If you like, you can accent the chair with other colors.
  2. When the paint is dry, place the chair in the garden where it will receive full to partial sun. Make sure there's loosened garden soil around the legs of the chair
  3. A few inches out from each chair leg, plant three to six morning glory seeds, following the directions on the seed packet. When the morning glories just start to twine, thin them down to one or two plants per chair leg. Water the plants regularly, especially in full sun--and keep an eye out for fairy footprints.