I don’t care if you call this gnome home kid craft a toadstool house, a mushroom house or a fairy house, this is the cutest little kid craft of the week and so easy, we’re making a village!
Gnome Home Kid Craft
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are literally coming up with a new craft every day lately–we’ve just go so much time on our hands! And I decided that we were going to get crafty with paper rolls–so we went for a fun gnome home kid craft! So simple, especially when you use the free template, but excellent for the kiddo to learn a little about putting a little house together, this is actually a really cool craft.
I mean, if I were honest, I might say that I learned a little–but honesty isn’t for people pretending that we’re inviting fairies to come live in our little mushroom houses. So, there’s that.
If you’re ready to make a little fairy house kid craft, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make a Fairy House Kids Craft
- First, click here to grab the free template for the gnome home (or fairy house or whatever you want to call it). It’s going to make it so much easier to convey what size to make everything and all that.
- Be sure to use a fairly thick paint for your mushroom house. If you use a thin paint like water colors, you’re going to have to do 9 million coats. So pick something thick, even though we all know that’ll be a little harder to clean-up.
- Remember to let your kiddo be in charge! This is their project and they have the most fun when they can decorate their little gnome home however they want. Plus, they’ll be so proud.
- If you want to take this fairy house up a notch, go outside and find some fun nature elements to add to the exterior!
How Do I Make this Gnome Home Kid Craft?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Free Template for the Gnome Home
- Colored craft papers
- Paper roll
- LED candle (optional)
- Black marker pen or sharpie
- Craft glue
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Cut paper roll in half, or any height you want.
- Draw a window on the side of the roll.
- With the scissors, cut the middle, top and bottom sides of the window; make sure to keep the sides of the window intact. You can cut underneath the window to get to the window, if needed, because you'll be covering that up.
- Paint the paper roll and allow the paint to dry completely.
- From the colored papers, cut out the grass and flower shapes.
- Place glue along the bottom straight side of the grass cut out and attach the grass to the paper roll house, under the window cut out.
- Glue the flowers on the grass.
- Cut out a circle out of colored craft paper about 2 times bigger than the diameter of the paper roll’s diameter. Paint this circle cut out with red paint and allow the paint to dry.
- Place white dots of paint onto the red circle cut out, using the eraser end of a pencil to apply the paint.
- Cut a slit from the outer edge of the circle toward the center, then overlap the two sides of the slit and glue them in place to create the cone roof.
- Cut out a 1-2 inch section of straw and glue onto the cone roof.
- Glue the cone roof on the top of the paper roll house then allow the glue to dry.
- Place the gnome home fairy house over the LED candle and enjoy!
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