Fairy Small World Play in the Tuff Tray

Fairy Small World Play in the Tuff Tray idea

Fairies are a popular theme. We love tuff tray play ideas. Our tuff tray gets used for a variety of activities and themes. This time is was small world play with fairies and our recycled cardboard treehouse. 

We used an artificial grass mat insert in our Tuff tray and then gathered as many natural items as we could find:

  • Sticks
  • Stones
  • Pine cones
  • Petals
  • Ivy
  • Leaves
  • Flower heads
  • Wood slices 

The piece that steals the show is the handmade recycled cardboard treehouse. This has been a big hit and can be used in a variety of scenes set up in different ways. We have loved seeing how others have been inspired by our treehouse and made their own.

Find out how we made ours in more detail on our blog post: How to make a Recycled Cardboard Treehouse

We perched the treehouse on top of a terracotta plant pot and set a little pathway and sticks up to it. 

We accessorised it with petals and pine cones, miniature terracotta plant pots and miniature fairy potion bottles. We even added miniature bunting to our treehouse and ivy.

Fairy Small World Play in the Tuff Tray idea. With miniature fairies and potion bottles.

The fairies we made using little wooden heads, pipe cleaners, small flowers for their dresses and pressed flowers for little flower crowns on top of their heads. We used feathers for their wings. These were glued together safely with super glue. Please be careful with small parts.

Fairy Small World Play in the Tuff Tray idea. How to make miniature fairies for small world play.

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Published by Charlotte Parry

Hello. I am a mum to 3 boys! Sharing our play ideas and activities and inspiration for toddlers and children. From tuff tray play to sensory play, small world play, cardboard crafts and outdoor play.

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