The summer solstice tradition lives on. We ate strawberry shortcake for dinner, played with sparklers and glow sticks and the kiddos built their fairy houses again! The Princess also discovered a new book series which features lots of fairies including one that shares The Princess’ name. To top it off we watched Epic which takes place on the Summer Solstice, but doesn’t actually involve fairies.
This year Cinco decided on a baseball theme for his fairy creation. He started with a ball field complete with dugouts and even Gatorade ads on the stadium walls, LOL.
The following day he built a score board out of craft sticks. Next, we made mini baseball caps together. We made two sets of 9 caps each, enough to field two fairy teams. Cinco and I like the blue cap best because they remind us of the KC Royals.
I have left instructions on how to make your own cap at the end of the blog. Scroll down…
He made mini baseballs out of wooden balls from the craft store and created a makeshift baseball bat. Cinco wants to go so far as to make t-shirts for the fairies, but there was only so much time in the day…. Get that? The longest day…. only so much time. What a laugh.
Cinco also needed a fairy house. This year the kids wanted to go with more of a nature theme and he decided to create a cave for the fairies. He covered the entire outside of the cave with stones.
Cinco made a bed from straw and craft sticks as well.
The Princess decide on a glamorous dress shop for the fairies. We made mini dresses with wine corks as the mannequins. The Princess also added a special fashion mirror for the fairies to try on their dresses. She also added a pink scarf and some perfume bottles for the fairies. She really glammed up the dress shop and then went with more of a nature theme for the fairy house.
The house was lovingly created from an old Go-gurt box. Rocks and shells added to the nature theme. The fairies also have an outdoor picnic area complete with mushrooms for stools.
Per usual the kids did a great job and the fairies left a few magical items. The Princess received a magical necklace and Cinco got a sports inspired quidditch necklace . (If you can believe it, his necklace cost less than $2, including shipping!!!)
The fairies also have an extra special treat this year. Normally, they spread ice cream sprinkles all over their mini houses. Of course, they did that again. But they also left milk chocolate sprinkles for the kiddos, . These are sprinkles commonly eaten in Holland, and were inspired by our trip this summer to see The Dutchman. I haven’t had these since I was in grade school… and personally, I am looking forward to eating them as well.
To make your own mini baseball cap you will need:
- bottle caps
- pom poms
- duct tape in the color of your choice
- thin cardboard or cardstock
- a glue gun
Start by cutting out a bill for your cap. Hot glue it to the bottle cap.
Glue a medium pom-pom to the top of the bottle cap. Then carefully cover your hat in duck tape taking care not to tape down the pom-pom too much or you baseball cap will look more like a civil war officer’s hat.