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Moss Fairy House



Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for:
Make Believe, Every Day and Rainy Day Activities

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
1 hour, plus drying time for glue


Mossy Fairy House
by Katie Hacker

Empty oats canister
Green acrylic paint
Dried natural moss
Pebbles (or grapevine nest)
Elmer’s® Glue-All®
Newspapers to cover work surface

  1. Measure “ inches from the top of the container and use a pencil to mark it in several places.
  2. Use scissors to cut the canister along the lines.
  3. Paint the canister green; let it dry.
  4. Cut an upside down L shape for the door.
  5. Spread glue over the sides of the canister and press small bunches of moss onto the glue.
  6. Run a line of glue around the edge of the roof and press moss onto it to cover the roofline.
  7. Spread glue over the roof and press pebbles onto the glue.


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