The children have made their own fairy doors in the same way as I showed here. They have been anticipating the completion of the doors for a few weeks now. One of the older students described them as “epic.” So, I’m happy to say my plan to insert a little more magic into their lives has been accomplished.
First, the children drew a plan for their fairy door on paper. I asked them to colour their plan so they had an idea of paint colours later on. Then, they used white pencil crayon to copy their paper plan onto the wooden doors.
Next, they painted away!
After a coat of clear weatherproof sealer the children found homes for their fairy doors.
All the names I know from nurse:
Gardener’s garters, Shepherd’s purse,
Bachelor’s buttons, Lady’s smock,
And the Lady Hollyhock.
Fairy places, fairy things,
Fairy woods where the wild bee wings,
Tiny trees for tiny dames….
These must all be fairy names!
Tiny woods below whose boughs
Shady fairies weave a house;
Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme,
Where the braver fairies climb!
Fair are grown-up people’s trees,
But the fairest woods are these;
Where, if I were not so tall,
I should live for good and all.
Robert Louis Stevenson