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20 Fairy Garden Crafts & Play Ideas for Kids

These easy Fairy garden ideas and fairy activities are sure to inspire kids of all ages to dig, plant, grow and engage in imaginative play!

Fairy gardens are the perfect way to connect your child with so many learning & sensory concepts and they are easy to create in your backyard, kitchen or classroom! 

We have ours in our outdoor flower garden but today’s set of activities include ideas for both indoor and outdoor fairy set-ups! 

I hope you find inspiration and enjoy planning your own mini garden play area!


Outdoor fairy garden ideas for kids

20 Fairy Garden Crafts & Ideas

It’s no secret that I love getting kids involved in gardening activites

Gardening is great for so many reasons — the nature connection, learning where your food comes from, studying the science of plants and it’s just a good idea to dig in the dirt when you’re a child 😉

Pair that with the imaginative play of fairies — which inspire storytelling, building vocabulary, creative play and of course, reading books — and you have an activity that your kids will turn to again and again this Spring and Summer.

You’ll find a number of creative ideas below including tips for outdoor gardens, fairy crafts, indoor & outdoor play activities and affiliate links for some of our favorite books and items to pair with your fairy garden!


Outdoor Fairy Garden Ideas

Introduce a few STEM ideas in this Fairy Garden with Science & Engineering activities || Edventures with Kids

For an easy-to-care-for garden, build this DIY Succulent Fairy Garden || Arts & Crackers

Or try this All-in-One Fairy Garden Kit that can be used inside or outdoors!

Let your kids visit the garden store with you and choose which plants will be included in their garden.  Then make these colorful DIY Pour Pots for their new plants as faries love rainbow colors!

I just adore this DIY Fairy Door on a Tree — perfect if you don’t have room for an outdoor garden! || Danya Banya

Need a fairy house?  Try these Painted Fairy House Rocks instead || The Pinterested Parent

Don’t forget about those unique add-in items for imaginative play!


Use this free printable How Tall Will Your Plant Grow? activity to inspire math in your fairy garden!

Another great engineering challenge is to Build a Fairy House at the Park || Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Here are a few wonderful fairy garden layouts to inspire you too!



Books about Outdoor Fairy Activities

One of the biggest draws for an outdoor fairy garden is turning it into a play & reading area. 

Taking books outside is such a great way to encourage literacy & spend an afternoon — just grab a picnic blanket or large beach towel along with some books and fun snacks!

We enjoy bringing a minature tea set outdoors with tiny food items such as slices of cheese sticks, mini crackers, blueberries (because they’re already the right size 😉 and other small items to eat.

You can also set up a Fairy Tent Canopy around your reading area too! (helps keep away the bugs 😉

A few of our favorite fairy books:

One of the best is How to Find Flower Fairies which reveals the secret places where fairies live!

Magical Secret Garden is an adorable pop-up fairy book with such detailed illustrations!

And A Fairy Friend is another beautifully illustrated book, cute story & lots to see on each page.

Or just grab a stack of your favorite nature books because fairies love nature too!


Fairy Garden Crafts & Activities for Kids

Try these DIY crafts and activities for kids too — many can be added to your garden.

Fairy Garden Rocks || Peace but not Quiet

How to Make Fairy Furniture || Adventure in a Box

Recycled Milk Bottle Fairy Garden || The Gingerbread House

DIY Mini Leaf Envelopes & Letters for Fairies || Mother Natured

How to Create a Fairy Busy Bag || Little World Big Adventures

Pinecone Craft – Fairies || Red Ted Art

Mason Jar Fairy House Craft || Easy Peasy and Fun

Acorn Bells || Fireflies & Mudpies


More Garden Ideas for Kids:

DIY Garden Sundial

23 Free Printable Garden Activities

30 Gardening Activities for Kids