On our recent holiday to Greece we would walk along the beach most afternoons. Each day we would pass a tree that had been decorated with multiple strings of seashells and old wooden spoons which had been painted white and blue.
Each day my Mum would point it out to the Boy and tell him it was a fairy tree.
On our return home he then asked me, “Mummy, if we make our tree pretty will the fairies come and live in it too?”
We decided to find out.
All you will need for this craft are:
- Shells, with holes in.
- A tree
First we tried a bead to the end of our length of string which acted as the ‘anchor’. Then we added a shell.
Then we added beads and more shells in turn, sometimes simply by threading but for the shells with larger holes we knotted into position.
We kept on adding until we had a decent length.
Then we asked Daddy to climb the apple tree and tie them to the branches.
…and waited for the fairies to arrive.
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