First of all, Herself the Elf says hi.
Now some books...
|Once Upon A Time Tales, stories retold by Wallace Wadsworth, illustrated by Margaret Evans Price. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2007. How To Find Flower Fairies, "Research conducted by" Cicely Mary Barker. London: Penguin Books, 2007. Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales, retold and illustrated by Val Biro. Algood, TN: MJF Media, 2010. Little Red Riding Hood, The Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Bernadette Watts. New York: North-South Books, 2009. The Giant Book of Elves & Fairies, stories & poems selected by Jane Werner, illustrated by Garth Williams. New York: Random House, 2008. (Originally published by Golden Books, 1951.) Shirley Temple's Storybook, selected by Shirley Temple, edited by Josette Frank. New York: Random House, 1958. (This illustration is from "The Sleeping Beauty" by Charles Perrault, illustrated by Grace Clarke.) Favorite Tales from Grimm, retold by Nancy Garden, illustrated by Mercer Mayer. New York: Four Winds Press, 1982.|
|Clothespin fairy dolls.|
|Flower fairy craft. Instructions can be found here.|
Make a fairy house.
|This is last year's fairy house. This year, my hubby took over and made it much prettier. Alas, chiggers liked his building materials. It needs a lot of fixing.|
|Our local botanical gardens has fairy houses in the children's area! This one was filled with tulip petals.|
Visit a cool fairy-related website! To see more fairy houses, made entirely of things found in nature, visit Tracy Kane's Fairy House website. Or to brighten your day completely, pay a visit to Twig the Fairy. You can also "like" her on Facebook or follow her on Pinterest.
Watch a fairy movie or show! Fairytale: A True Story, Shelley Duvall's Fairytale Theatre (also on Hulu, for those who stream), Legend (for those who like darker fare), or any of several versions of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
And last, I leave you with some YouTube finds.
The Cabbage Fairy, 1896.