I’m not entirely sure why we decided to make fairy toadstools. Molly wanted somewhere for the tooth fairy to stay when she comes to visit and I saw some salad bowls in the exact shape to fit a toadstool. We will probably use it as part of the table decoration at her Magic themed party next month.

You need a couple of plastic salad bowls and a couple of juice bottles. We used the Innocent juice ones as they taper at the top and so look quite convincing.

First we covered the bottles in papier-mache. We did this because I didn’t have very thick paint, but you could paint straight onto the plastic if your paint is strong enough.

Paint the bottles white. This needed two layers.

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Paint the salad bowls red. When the paint is dry add white spots. You don’t have to be too precise with the painting.

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Glue the lids from the juice bottles onto the bottom of the bowls. I used a glue gun to do this.

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Once dry you can then screw the bottom of the juice on and it will be securely attached.

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Leave the toadstools in the garden* for the fairies.

* In case you’re wondering – this is not actually my garden. It is a stunt garden I have borrowed for the purposes of this blog post – I would never let the grass grow so long, ahem.