Tracy Kane has developed a brilliant series for young readers all about fairies! Fairy Houses…Everywhere! is a true celebration of small magical, hand made fairy houses. The story is told through a well developed series of photographs, the tale is not based in a plot line, lessons, or characters but instead a nonverbal trip through various fairy habitats.
Barry Kane shares his photographs of fairy houses in meadows, woodlands, and on the beach. Each one is an individual work of art and extraordinary beauty. The details and thought put into these projects are sure to inspire adults and children of all ages.
I picked this book out, hopeful that it would be a resource for my young one to turn to when she needs creative inspiration. I have no doubt it will last her years!
There is nothing better than seeing kids outside playing, walking through their imaginary world of peace, love and happiness. Each house is exquisite, made from natural materials found in its setting. Taking only the materials that have already fallen or are otherwise offered (dead, broken, etc) presents an important lesson to teach young kids about respecting nature and the life of plants.
Wherever you are, fairy houses can be made! Find a cozy nook in your backyard, local park, or search further in a nearby State or National Park. Construct these beautiful treasures with your kids, this project opens the imagination of parents and children alike. It feels good to look at the world through a tiny scale. Transforming an acorn top into a tiny dish opens a new realm of possibilities.
We had so much fun on our front patio, the idea stuck with us and we made this larger one the next day in the neighboring forrest.