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Vacation Creations: Make a Fairy or Gnome House

Make a Fairy or Gnome House!

Fairies and gnomes like to live close to nature, in the hollows of tree trunks, a thicket, or even in fields of flowers – or toadstools! Make a fanciful paper home for a fairy or gnome using the toadstool template below. If you can’t print it, trace or draw your own.

What you need:

  • Paper (any kind, but scrapbook paper is great)
  • Crayons or markers
  • Gluestick and/or glue
  • Scissors
  • Scraps of ribbon, paper, buttons, etc.

What you do:

  • Print the template below (To print: Right-click and copy, then paste into a word processing program or Google Docs and print from there), cut it out, and trace the pieces onto scrapbook paper OR Draw a half circle and a trapezoid on scrapbook paper.
  • Cut out the traced pieces.
  • Glue the half circle near the smaller end of the trapezoid so that it looks like a mushroom or toadstool.
  • Draw doors and windows and decorate your house with bits of paper, ribbon, buttons, etc. You can make a door that opens (cut one side up and around the top) and hide a fairy inside!

Tip: If adding buttons as decoration, use white glue rather than a gluestick. A limited number of kits with the template, some paper scraps, and some gnomes are available at the Children’s Desk at the Main Library.

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