We decided we were going to have a fairy day and head out to find some bluebell carpeted woods, before we went we made some picnic stick bundles, rustic
fairy wands and beautiful fabric fairy wings. Once there we carved toadstools and made fairy doors, danced in the bluebells to entice out the woodland fairies and made a bluebell perfume potion which we sprinkled on the woodland floor, we cast our spells with our fairy wands and were lucky enough to find some real evidence of fairies just as we were leaving…. ✨
Our afternoon was spent in Cockshoot wood, Itton Road. Chepstow.
**please note the only bluebells we used were broken ones we found & as tempting as it was to scoop a thousand up we did not pick any still growing.
Here’s how we got on..
We started making our fabric fairy wings by cutting out a wing shape from an old sheet making sure to leave lengths to attach to the wrists and neck..
We decorated our wings with a selection of paint that we had in the art box, you could use fabric paint to ensure they last.
Trying on our dried wings..
We made a rustic fairy wand by attaching ribbons to a stick with a hair bobble.
Testing our rustic fairy wand.
Our picnic bundle sticks, individual picnic spots..
Bundled up and tied to the stick..
We headed out to search for a bluebell wood..
We found flowers but they weren’t quite blue…
Noah found sticks..
And then we found bluebells!!
Mila was happy
The girls set about collecting bluebells to make some bluebell perfume to entice the flower fairies out onto the woodland floor..
They mixed their bluebell potion..
I discretely put in a sprinkling of fairy dust and hid it by laying a few bluebells on top, the girls then added their flowers to the jar along with water and mixed… They thought it was fairy magic when they mixed it and the potion turned sparkly..
We found some cool trees..
Elis carved a mushroom whilst the girls put together a fairy door.
I secretly sprinkled some fairy dust onto a flower for the girls to stumble upon…real evidence of fairies!!
Mila ran around casting woodland spells to entice the fairies out..
With our spells cast, bluebells found, fairy doors built & evidence of fairies stumbled upon we headed home..
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