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Fairy House Night Lights

by Lucy (follow)
Turn off the TV and tune into your own imagination. Enjoy each moment, allowing your creativity to unfold in the kitchen, craft space or in nature.
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Recycle your old cardboard tubes to create these budget friendly homes for the resident fairies. All you need is a bit of paint and some patterned paper. The windows in these fairy houses make fantastic night lights (using fake tea lights of course).



Fairy House, candle holder, toilet roll, cardboard tube,
Fairy House night lights


Time: 60 minutes
Age: Any Age
Level: Easy

Materials

Cardboard tubes
Nail scissors
Colored paint
Paintbrush
Patterned paper
Craft glue
Fake tea lights (optional)

Method

Use small nail scissors to cut little windows into the side of some cardboard tubes.



Fairy House, candle holder, toilet roll, cardboard tube,
Cut little windows


Paint the outside of the cardboard tubes in bright fairy themed colors.



Fairy House, candle holder, toilet roll, cardboard tube,
Paint the tube


Allow the paint to dry, then glue on some pretty decorations - you could use glitter and sparkles too.



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Add the roof


Use some patterned paper to make the cone shaped roofs of the fairy houses and glue the ends together.



Fairy House, candle holder, toilet roll, cardboard tube,
Fairy houses by day


Make lots of different sized fairy houses to form a cute fairy village.



Fairy House, candle holder, toilet roll, cardboard tube,
Fairy house village


At night, place fake tea lights inside (real candles will burn the cardboard tube) and watch them glow while you wait for the fairies to arrive.

Categories
#Fairy
#Tea Lights
#Cardboard Tubes
#Toilet Rolls
#Recycled
#Budget
#Cheap
#Paint
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