Boy Mama: Making Fairy Houses with Boys

Making Fairy Houses with Boys 

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Making Fairy Houses with Boys

I have to say I am a bit fired up as I write this post.  My boys and I made fairy houses this week and when I mentioned this to some people, they gave me a look like, “Really? Fairy houses with boys?” Well, heck yes! My boys LOVED it! What is more fun than constructing a home and imagining all the possibilities that go along with it? You would not believe the questions my boys had about fairies. It was probably one of the best times we have spent creating lately. All that said, I am so proud to declare that yes, my boys and I made fairy houses and I am a not at all embarrassed about that.

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So, onto the fairy houses. 🙂

I tried to collect sticks around the yard and in the neighborhood, but wasn’t able to find enough, so we actually (yikes!) bought a bundle of sticks at Joanne’s.  We also picked up a piece of wood for the base of the house.  I wish I was more handy or had had time to search for these things out in nature, but there is only so much I can do and keep the house clean and the kids fed! 🙂

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Making Fairy Houses with Boys

I had no plan really about how to construct the houses and no preconceived notions about how they would turn out. I just followed my boys lead and put the hot glue where they wanted it.  My eldest opted to stand each stick straight up and down and reinforce it with a stick going horizontally. My younger son needed more direction so we ended up leaning two sticks together at the top and gluing them to the base and to one another creating a sort of teepee look.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Making Fairy Houses with Boys

After the basic structures were done, the boys set to adding their own embellishments. I even let them use the hot glue gun. I know that not all parents are comfortable with letting children use a hot glue gun, but I was right there and was closely watching.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Making Fairy Houses with Boys

Once the houses were done, my boys took them right to their “work area” in the yard and began playing. They made tunnels, walls and all sorts of other additions to their houses- one of them even got a swimming pool (see the blue thing?). And then, true to the nature of boys, my eldest dumped a whole bunch of dry dirt on them “because they look better that way.”

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Making Fairy Houses with Boys

The fairy houses now live in our yard. We have tons of nooks and crannies between our bushes which are the perfect spot for fairy houses.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Making Fairy Houses with Boys

I imagine a great future for these houses- they will be used for Lego “guys and Playmobil men. They will be fire stations, “baddy” hangouts and of course, on occasion, houses for fairies.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Making Fairy Houses with Boys

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Making Fairy Houses with Boys

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17 thoughts on “Boy Mama: Making Fairy Houses with Boys

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  2. When made fairy houses for my daughter’s birthday party. I glued basic structures together on cardboard cake platters and then let them decorate with moss, shells, potpourri, glass stones and beach glass. For the guys we just called them “gnome homes”. Problem solved.

  3. Love this post and love that you did it with your boys. They look great, are thoughtfully constructed and adorned, and will likely be used for several play options as you mentioned. Thanks for posting!

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  9. It’s such a shame people are like that. I had a conversation with my parents the other day about Peppa Pig and that they were told its for girls…yeah right! My son loves it! I think this fairy house idea is great and in actual fact I was going to turn an old bathtub that’s in our backyard into a fairy garden for my son.

    Thanks for linking up for Mummy Mondays!

  10. I can’t believe people can be so narrow minded! I love seeing your boys at work making their fairy houses! What great fun.

  11. It annoys me so much how people are happy for girls to do “boy” activities, but they raise eyebrows when boys do “girl” activities. I say, when they are young, let them do them all! Why should boys miss out on half of the fun.

    PS: Your houses look fantastic.

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