In our neck of the woods, winter is creeping in fast, and we only have a few days here and there that are warm and sunny. This past week, I wanted to take advantage of one of those pleasant early winter days to plan a winter fairy hunt for the kids. My children are really, really into scavenger hunts and anything where they are searching for clues and prizes, so when I saw the fairy door charms in the ConsumerCrafts catalog, I was sold. To make the game more exciting and to give it a little winter flavor, I decided to use jingle bells as “clues” to the fairy’s location.
1. Cut burlap into wide strips (about 1″)
2. Measure out about 12-18 inches of jute and tie a jingle bell to the end
3. Move up several inches and add a bow of burlap.
4. Tie a second jingle bell onto the jute directly above the bow (the bow will hold the bell in place).
5. Continue with as many bows and bells as you want!
7. Secure the sprigs with jute and cover the knots with a final burlap bow.
8. Attach fairy doors to trees and various other hiding spots around the backyard.
9. Hang a garland above or near each fairy door.
Once the doors and garlands are in place, invite the kids outside to play. They simply listen for the jingle bells and take off once they here the magical tinkling.