Little Miss C is absolutely fairy obsessed at the moment. I think it’s probably got something to do with the Rainbow Fairy books that she discovered in her school library, and now pesters me to buy her whenever we find some in the local charity shop. As soon as I heard that people were looking for children to review My Fairy Garden I just knew this would be perfect for her, and how right I was!
My Fairy Garden has to be be one of the sweetest things I have ever seen for fairy loving girls (or boys – Master C seems quite taken with it too!) and also a brilliant toy which combines small world fairy play with crafting and a spot of gardening.
The concept is relatively simple in that the kit comes with a large bowl (safely made of plastic) in which to set up your fairy garden, and you also get a kit to make up the fairy house, small stones to lay the path to the house, a fairy, a mouse, a toadstool, flowers for the garden, a shell to make a fairy pond, a miniature washing line complete with adorable clothes pegs, and even a little blanket to hang up. The most genius bit though has to be the grass seed which you sprinkle over the soil (which is the only thing you have to provide yourself) and then grows. There’s also a small packed of magic fairy dust to provide a special finishing touch to everything.
As soon as LMC saw the box she was jumping up and down with excitement! We unpacked it all carefully and I was instantly sent out into the garden (in the rain!) to fill the bowl up with soil, whilst she stayed inside in the dry to “talk to her new fairy”. Can you tell you as to who does all the work in this household?
Bowl filled we set about making up the fairy house. This is all made of foam and the pieces just slot together. It was a tad fiddly so I ended up making it. Whilst LMC sat next to me telling her fairy about how wonderful her new house was going to be.
With the house in position LMC installed the fairy inside (the roof lifts off making it very easy for fairies who choose to fly in rather than use the door) and positioned her so she could see us out of the open doorway making the path to the house. The it was just a case of scooping out a bit of soil to put the pond in position. Next came the toadstool, flowers and washing line, before we finished off sprinkling the grass seed all over the garden. LMC added the magic fairy dust at the end before taking her fairy on a little tour of the whole garden.
To say that LMC loves her fairy garden would be a complete understatement. It’s already given her hours and hours of imaginative play and she’s also decided that the next time the Tooth Fairy comes to visit she’ll be writing her a letter and asking if she wants to move in alongside the fairy that already lives there!
She’s made a small sign for the garden too and now that the grass has started to grow (just a week after planting I’m pleased to see) it’s as if the initial excitement has come all over again.
I’m really impressed with My Fairy Garden, not only in terms of the quality, but just how much it perfectly captures a fairy lover’s imagination. It would make a brilliant gift for so many girls (and boys) and has also given me ideas about how to make something similar up for Master C featuring dinosaurs for his birthday later in the year.
For now though I’m off to cut the grass (that was the instructions given to me when LMC went off to school today!) and also start coming up with excuses as to why the Tooth Fairy might not be able to move in. I’m thinking that flight paths and proximity to Luton Airport might feature…
I also need to make sure LMC doesn’t see this video until after her birthday. I’m thinking a couple more fairies might come to visit her then.
Disclaimer: We were sent My Fairy Garden to review. Little Miss C however is completely oblivious to that fact and loves it regardless. All views are my own. This post contains affiliate links.