How to Grow a Garden Fairy Ring

Learn how to plant a fairy ring, creating a garden space that kids of all ages will enjoy.

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4. Make Lanterns

Make pretty lanterns by painting jars. Use special glass paint (or household paint and a layer of varnish). You can paint black fairy silhouettes on your lanterns, too.

Painted Fairy Ring LanternsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

5. Light the Lanterns

Place tea light candles inside the jars. Ask an adult to light them in the evening. You could also add sparkly solar nightlights to light the fairy ring. They come on automatically at dusk. When it rains, cover the jars with plastic.

Magical Homemade Fairy LanternsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

6. Look for Fairy Rings

Look for mushroom fairy rings in nature. You can also create your own with small flowers.

Mushroom Fairy RingsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books

2010

Dorling Kindersley

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