We love flowers and growing things and we love pretend play..... so we combined the two by making a lavender fairy wand. The perfect prop for fairy pretend play
We picked some lavender from our allotment. Gathered some other bits from our craft stash.
I carefully tied some ribbon around tree stems, then started weaving. This is a tiny bit tricky - practice makes perfect!
Once I had finished weaving, the Fairy threaded some beads added some beads for added bling (threading is great for fine motor skills).
The result was a fragrant pretend play prop (you do have to be careful as the lavender stems could break if played with too roughly). For a more robust wand check out Red Ted Art and Nurture Store's versions.
We talked about this craft and others over on Red Ted Arts G+ flower hangout. You can watch it by clicking the link.
There were some other lovely crafts show cased on the hang out, including flower crowns, outside art, coasters, thank you cards, scrap book page as well as petal paint.
If you like this you might like;
Pretend play - tea party with flowers
Painting with petals