Where do the fairies go in the winter? We've all seen summer fairy gardens, with hills of bright green moss, leafy ferns, little plants and trees, and a house, a swing... but what about when the cold winds blow, and the land is covered in snow? Do they hibernate like a squirrel? Or somehow go to a warmer climate like the birds? Or perhaps they find a quiet place, and enjoy the winter and the beauty it brings, filling it with life and color in their own lovely way! Perhaps they make sure that their homes are the most beautiful of all, and perhaps they love bright colors to add beauty to the white land all around, and to remind them of the summer that will come again.
I have created what I imagine it could look like, although of course since it was made by a human it can't possibly compare. But still it was grand fun to try, and so far I haven't heard any fairies complaining about my efforts. :) And maybe some cold dark night a lost and lonely fairy will see the lights of the little house on the top of the hill, and will slip inside, and feel warm and safe. Perhaps even feel at home.
Step 1: Supplies
You will need:
Powdered Sugar (at least 6#)
1 dozen eggs
Assorted hard candy like Life Savers and Jolly Ranchers
Red and Black food coloring gel
Icing bag with round decorating tip
Printing paper for templates
2 wood yard sticks, or something about 3/16" thick by 2' long (optional)
Pizza cutter (optional)
Edible marker or chalk pencil (optional)