August 5 – Children’s Fairy House Nature Craft. Create a tiny unique fairy house with Barbara Reynoldson 10 am – 12 pm Ages 5 and up. Limited spaces available (10-15 spots) All materials will be supplied. The base will be a tiny premade bird house and then imagination will take it from there! Free Will in support of United Tapestry
” The Tradition of Fairy Houses has its roots on a few islands off the coast of Maine. For decades people were inspired to create whimsical houses made from natural things for fairies to visit. It is easy to feel the presence of fairies in the quiet of the woods when the sunbeams float through the sea mist and shine on the mosses and fern s of the wood. Surrounded by nature, her colours, shapes and textures, one is inspired to create these small houses to create roofs, soft floors dishes and acorn cups.
Perhaps the fairies are hidden between the layers that the woods reveal to us as we create a small gift by leaving a shelter for the little folk (adapted from Barry and Tracy Kanes’ Fairly Houses everywhere).