Make Forest Fairy Houses in the Great Outdoors

We made Fairy Doors on trees while exploring the great outdoors via @PagingSupermom

Here in Arizona, Fall means we can finally venture outdoors, so I guess we’re on a bit of an outdoors kick. Last week we shared ideas to help you go outdoors with your kids, and this week I’ve got a fun and imaginary outdoor activity: building tiny fairy houses out of items you collect in the forest!

Fairy House Ideas - great outdoor activity for kids to make while camping in the forest via @PagingSupermom

We made Fairy Doors on trees while exploring the great outdoors via @PagingSupermom

We went up to the mountains recently and stayed with some friends in a beautiful cabin. The kids were a little restless one day, so I dug into my childhood memories of making woodland fairy houses with my mom; whenever we were camping. Since I love all things miniature, it was one of my favorite outdoor activities, and so I showed the kids how to set up little fairy homes with beds, dressers, tables, and any other decoration or furniture our creativity could think of.

If you’ve just got boys, perhaps you might consider these houses for a little gnome rather than a fairy. Regardless, my boys loved this forest game — they built a tree house, a mini playground and even an electrical generating plant!

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Family Fun: Bubble Gum Blowing Contest!

How to do a Bubble Gum Blowing contest w/ free printables via @PagingSupermom

Bubble gum contests were sort of a tradition in my family. We would do them on camping trips or at other family gatherings. So since I consider myself a bubble gum contest expert, here’s a little tutorial on how to host a bubble gum contest of your own.

How to do a Bubble Gum Blowing contest w/ free printables via @PagingSupermom

How to do a Bubble Gum Blowing contest w/ free printables via @PagingSupermom

HOW TO HOST A BUBBLE GUM CONTEST

Bubble gum contests are really great family activities since they require very little prep work and both adults and kids will truly have fun with it. Here’s what you need…

  • A bunch of bubble gum (we like Double Bubble)
  • Bubble Meter
  • Ruler
  • Bubble Scoresheet (or just paper) + writing utensil
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