We Interrupt this Mom Camp to Bring You Summer Solstice Day

You may have figured out by now, that when we travel I wait until we get home to actually blog about it.  This sometimes means that the Mom Camp blog gets off schedule compared to actual Mom Camp activities.  In this case, I was forced to interrupt the vacation blog to bring you Mom Camp Summer Solstice.

If you follow the blog, you know that EVERY YEAR for the Summer Solstice we build fairy houses.  We set them up outside in the backyard and leave them for the fairies to enjoy during their midsummer revels.  They often have such wild parties that they leave the area littered with fairy dust and sprinkles.  In return, the fairies kindly leave a little a trinket and sometimes a note for the kids.

There was even a year when I doctored some photos and pretended that I got footage of the fairies in the middle of the night when they were at the fairy houses.

The first year of fairy house building was 2013.  This is the link for our 2014 fairy houses. Our 2015 houses were a little rushed because we had just returned from Ireland when we created them. 

Below you can see the best examples of our work from the last three years.  As you can tell, we use a LOT of recycled materials.  Our primary item is cardboard.  But we throw in plastic bottles, cloth, and anything else we can use.  The fairy bow and arrow quiver is an old sharpie pen top!

 

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