Tis the Season the Fairies and Elves Have Been Waiting For

Fairy wings are glistening. Elf bells are jingle-jangling. Reindeer hoofs are pitter pattering. It is officially the merriest season of all, so get your elastic waistbands at the ready in prep for a month of festivities and food glorious food.

And as every little girl or boy will tell you, fairies and elves are experts in putting on a good spread (they don’t call it fairy bread for no reason!) So assemble the little ones, turn up the Christmas compilation, and get ready to whip up some joy-filled delights in the kitchen:

  • Fairies love smoothies. Fact. To make a special fairy smoothie, simply blend your normal green or red smoothie (and here’s the magical bit) pour a miniature serving into a tiny little cup…our porcelain tea set is just the right size for the wee folk!
  • Add a dash of jolliness to your cookies by substituting regular choc chips with green and red M&Ms. The downside? What to do with the other colour M&Ms…
  • Our fairy footprints stencils add an instant dose of magic to morning tea. Dust cupcakes with icing sugar footprints and sprinkle chocolate powder footprints on the little one’s morning fluffy. Too easy.

When the eggs have all been beaten, the flour has been sufficiently dusted, and spoons have been licked; it's time for fairyland's imaginary tea parties to begin...and you count on us to have fanciful treats, cakes, pastries and dainty little drinks that are imperative for all fairy festivities!

Kirsty Fawdray
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Elfish Tricks to Conjure Up While the Kids are Asleep

Elfish Tricks to Conjure Up While the Kids are Asleep

Whether you have an Elf on the Shelf or visits from the Christmas Fairy, these ideas are a perfect addition to your festive traditions that can help with at least some of the 24-nights of elfish tricks to conjure up while the kids are asleep! 
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Guiding Your Kids to Become Self Sufficient

I don't know about you but being the mother of two boys my aim is to guide my them to become independent, to be self sufficient and great partners! Roles are more diverse as are our busy lifestyles.  If we don't teach, how will they learn?

Not to leave girls out, it applies to them too. When kids learn early to help, cooperation becomes natural and more easily and thankfully the battles get less! Tackling getting dressed in the mornings, keeping rooms tidy and picking up after themselves will soon disappear. Well, improve at least!

Start young with the small things such as making their beds, dusting and picking up their clothes and then work your way up. It doesn't matter if it's not done well, it's the attempt and with a bit of praise they will be proud.  Work your way up to vacuuming, folding washing and even cooking dinner.  I have listed suggestions based on age group - adapt to your child's abilities.

Let your children become a cohesive part of your family unit contributing positively.

Reward their positive behaviour with a simple note from their fairy praising their good work, through to leaving $0.50 or a biscuit.  Positive affirmation instills positive habits.

Start a Chores For Scores chart where they can pick chores voluntarily for said rewards.  This teachers them the value and benefit of hard work.  I've attached a our free printable chore chart for your use.

 

 

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Getting to Know Your Kids

Getting to Know Your Kids

Getting to know your kids and giving them the freedom to make choice.  It's all about bonding and teaching your children decision making and outcomes thereof.
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Kids Sleep Calculator

Kids Sleep Calculator

I've mentioned that our fairy doors can be used as parenting tools and here I suggest using them for motivating your kids to stay in bed.  

If you're struggling with bedtimes, check out this handy kids sleep calculator to make sure you are in the right ballpark for bedtime.  You know if you're child needs more or less than the average and this calculator offers various times to suit yours.  

Leave notes in the mailbox for the kids from the fairies praising them for not getting out of bed, perhaps even $0.50, or a ticket for a trip to the park.  Young kids thrive on motivation and reward.

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Naughty or Nice?

Naughty or Nice?

It's great to see how our customers are getting the most our of our Fairy Doors and having some Christmas Fun.

Here's a pic from Sarah Thomas, she says 'the elves are moving around the house every night in the lead up to Christmas to check out who's on the naughty or nice list!. Thanks My wee fairy door for helping with the Christmas magic

A great way to have fun with our doors.  

Combine with a miniature mailbox and leave a message each night with a 'naughty' or 'nice'.  Super motivational😉

Thanks for share Sarah x

Kirsty Fawdray
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Fairytale Map Tip

Fairytale Map Tip

Welcome to the enchanted world of fairy doors and my first blog!

The magic of our doors for children is how they unleash their imagination and create delight in the stories they tell.  And a wonderful way to enhance the magic is to leave special notes, items and even presents for very good behavior.  

Here we have examples of fairytale maps.  Age them with a little crinkle, sprinkle with a little magic dust, tie them with a ribbon or a small piece of rope and leave by their fairy door to find in the morning.  Wow! A secret map of their own fairies enchanted land.  Don't forget to name their fairy xo.

For other fairy maps please see us on pinterest

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