Pete's sister gave Elegant a fairy garden kit for Christmas. Does she know my child well or what? We planted it a couple weeks later -- on a rainy Sunday when everything was so bo-rinnnnnng and there was nothing to do, especially not in a house with hundreds of books and thousands upon thousands of little plastic toys, not to mention most of the American Girl Company's output for the past four years.
Elegant had to first paint a little ceramic fairy hut, as well as two ceramic mushrooms. The kit also included fake flowers and leaves, plenty of sparkly rocks (plus more glitter for extra sparkle), plenty of seeds, and even a wee fairy.
We have been planting a few more seeds every week, trying to stretch out the life of this project. We keep it in the big window in our kitchen, which is convenient for daily peeks to see if more seeds have sprouted. Elegant keeps a spray bottle handy for watering her little garden, but she often forgets. Luckily, there's a Garden Fairy in Jenworld who takes care of such matters for the junior gardeners.