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Fairy Garden Fun
Fairy Gardens are all the rage these days. They’re like a summer spin on Gingerbread houses. If your kids are old enough, pick up a little potting soil, some microgreens that sprout in just a few days and some sticks, rocks, moss, and feathers for a fun, natural backyard fairy garden like this one.

Food Based Fairy Gardens
Another fun idea is an edible fairy garden. It’s perfect if your toddler has a tendency to put all the things in their mouths and you’re worried about them eating dirt, moss and rocks. This fun food-based spin on a fairy garden might be just the thing for you!

Supplies: 

• Dirt: Oreo Cookie crumbs as dirt 
• Grass: Coconut (dyed green with food colouring) 
• Stepping Stones: Sliced bananas
• Rocks: Plain raisins or yogurt covered raisins 
• Ants on a log: Celery + peanut butter and raisins 
•Flowers & Foliage: Berries, kiwi, broccolini
•Toadstools: Cut up a string cheese into 6 pieces and top them with half a cherry tomato  
•Gummy Worms: We love this recipe for homemade gummy worms
 
Salt Dough Stepping Stones
Another fun garden inspired activity is creating your own stepping stone keepsakes to spruce up a flower bed. Capture precious memories of little fingers and toes by making salt dough stepping stones for the garden.
Whip up a big batch of salt dough and press into small plates to create a disc shape for the impression. You can also colour the dough with food colouring or leave it au natural for painting and decorating later. 
 
Salt Dough Recipe:

Combine ingredients and knead until smooth and stretchy. 
• 2 cups salt
• 2 cups all purpose flour
• 1 cup of warm water
 
Check out this tutorial from The Imagination Tree for full details on how to make the dough, do the impression and cook to harden. 
 

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