Nothing says Sunday fun like creating a one of a kind fairy house

It’s going to be a fairy wonderland at the Kimby-Jenks this Sunday, complete with a tea party, fairy house building and story time. We know, it’s hard for us to contain our excitement, too.
It’s going to be a fairy wonderland at the Kimby-Jenks this Sunday, complete with a tea party, fairy house building and story time. We know, it’s hard for us to contain our excitement, too.

The Kimby-Jenks is all about getting the creative juices flowing.

They offer classes in painting, drawing and ceramics, all in an effort to bring out your inner artist. But they also do things that some may consider outside the box, so it’s no surprise that the Kimball-Jenkins Estate will transform into something that would attract the likes of Tinkerbell and that wonderful little lady who leaves money under your pillow in exchange for a lost tooth.

On June 14 (that’s this Sunday for those of you who don’t have a calendar handy) it will be as if you left the real world for a far away land fit for the finest of fairies. The 1st Annual Fairy House Fun with author Tracy Kane will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and let’s just say this is perfect for those little fairy worshipers in your life.

Not only will you get to hear Kane read from her Fairy House series in the Carriage House, but she will give you a little tutorial on how to best build the small structures for fairies and nature’s friends to visit and enjoy. Once you’re done learning how to be the best fairy house foreman there is, the grounds of the Kimby-Jenks are your construction site. You can pick any spot to build and they’ll even supply the materials.

“All around the estate, fairy houses will be built,” said Rachel Young, the event organizer. “They have almost four acres to wander around and choose from.”

And when it comes to making a fairy house, you can use just about anything nature has to offer. So that’s why there will be sticks, bark, seashells, pine cones and this fluffy stuff that fell from one of the estate’s tree at your disposal. But you’re also encouraged to bring your own materials to aid in the building process.

“Typically it takes about 30 to 40 minutes to build a fairy house,” Young said.

Along with the fairy house construction, there will also be two fairy tea parties where lemonade and iced tea will be served under a giant tent, as well as snacks. You’ll pretty much feel like royalty.

“They will drink out of china,” Young said.

A silent auction, fairy themed of course, will take place and you can even purchase one of Kane’s books, have her sign it and take a picture.

This is a family event, held rain or shine, and tickets can be purchased online until the night before the event. And if you’re one of those people who make decisions on a whim, tickets can also be bought at the event. Cost is $10, but children three and under are free. And it’s all to raise some money for the Kimball-Jenkins School of Art.

For more info or to buy tickets, visit kimballjenkins.com/fairy.

Author: Tim Goodwin

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