This simple and quick craft allows your child to let their creativity flow. They can create their own details and make their little paper cup fairy house as detailed as they choose.
They might like to use glitters or collage materials to make their fairy house even more elaborate. They could also cut around the door so that it opens and pop a tealight inside to make it glow.
Time: 15 minutes
Age: Little kids to Big kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy
You will need:
- Paper cups
- Colouring pencils
- Sharpie pens or felt pens
- Red and white felt
Step 1: Draw on the door and windows
Take a paper cup.
Use a black pen to draw the outlines of the door and windows.
Step 2: Add more detail and colour
Take some time to add more colour your fairy house. We used brown coloured pencils to colour the whole cup and then to draw lines for the knots and lines of the wood.
You can make your fairy houses as decorative as you like.
Step 3: Cut out circles of card to make the roof
Place a small side plate on your coloured or patterned card and draw round it to make a circle.
Cut out the circle and also cut a line to the centre.
Roll the two sides of your card circle inwards to make a cone.
Once it’s the right size to fit on your paper cup glue, staple or tape the edges in place.
Step 4: Cut out felt to cover the roof
Lay your cone onto a piece of red felt and cut a circle a bit larger than the cone.
Step 5: Glue down the felt
Cut a line from one edge of your felt circle to the centre. Then glue the felt onto the paper cup. Trim away any excess.
Step 6: Trim your roof edges
Cut around the edges of your roof. You don’t need to cut a neat edge. Wavy lines make your roof look more like a natural toadstool.
Step 7: Add some spots
Cut some small circles of white felt and glue them on to your roof to make it look like a toadstool.
Step 8: Stick the roof in place
Now stick your roof onto your paper cup.
Step 9: Why not make a little chimney?
You can make a chimney by cutting a small rectangle of red felt and rolling it into a tube. You can then stick it on top of the roof.
Step 10: Add some finishing touches
Your magical woodland fairy house is almost ready. You can add some finishing touches by drawing on leaves or climbing plants with green pen or adding any other embellishments you like.
You can make them light up in the dark by placing a battery operated tealight underneath the cups!
You can make some more fairy houses to build up a fairy village