Today we started summer solstice week at Mom Camp. Our activities, projects, experiments and crafts are all related to the longest day of sunlight.
As part of our mid-summer celebration we built fairy houses today! On Friday (the solstice) we are going to leave them outside in hopes of catching a fairy!
The Princess designed her house to catch a princess fairy. Cinco wants to capture a “protector” fairy. I believe this to be his version of a knight. I am rather amazed that he’s going along with the fairy theme and is even enthusiastic about it. I was also required to build a fairy home and decided to go for a book fairy.
The Princess is certain she is going to catch a fairy. Cinco on the other-hand WANTS to believe he will catch one but is developing that sense of reality that its unlikely. Oh childhood–don’t leave so fast.
We made a bed for each fairy inspired by the mint tin bed craft from Disney. We made ours from gum packs instead of mint tins. As you can see, we made one from the Disney model and then branched out to a bunk bed and princess style four-poster bed.
We made a table and chairs as well.
The table top was recycled from the Rainbow Day CD crafts. The chairs are wooden nickels and wine corks. The kids added clay fruit to the table and The Princess let the fairies borrow the tray from her doll house tea set.
Of course we needed fairy dust jars so we glued a few beads together.
We also added a wire champagne chair made by The Captain.
Cinco also took two mini mint tins and made the lounge chair.
Cinco’s Protector fairy also needed a weapons cache, complete with a weapons cabinet.
We are also planning to add a bow and arrow to the collection tomorrow. After all, you can only build so many weapons in a day– I am not Volcan. We also plan to create a fairy wand tomorrow as well.
These are pictures of our finished rooms:
I also owe Jillian and my mom a thank you for collecting materials!
After all this hard work, it was time for a break– well for mom at least! So I turned to my TV babysitter so I could take a shower! And the kids watched
For our reading, we are working on all week. At little each night….
Plus, . This book fit so perfectly with our activities today!
Oh and then it was time for swimming lessons!