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 night lights
Time: 60 minutes
Age: Any Age
Fake tea lights (optional)
Use small nail scissors to cut little windows into the side of some cardboard tubes.
Cut little windows
Paint the outside of the cardboard tubes in bright fairy themed colors.
Paint the tube
Allow the paint to dry, then glue on some pretty decorations - you could use glitter and sparkles too.
Add the roof
Use some patterned paper to make the cone shaped roofs of the fairy houses and glue the ends together.
Fairy houses by day
Make lots of different sized fairy houses to form a cute fairy village.
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.