You will need:

  • 15cm polyballs
  • Acrylic paint (various colours)
  • Lollysticks
  • PVA glue/glue gun 
  • Sharpie marker
  • Beads
  • Masking tape
  • Cola bottles/tubes/cones – scrap
  • Various sizes of paintbrushes


  1. Cut a cola bottle in half and cover in masking tape to make the base. We have also used scrap cones and tubes.
  2. Paint the base white, and one half of a 15cm polyball red. Leave to dry. One polyball will make two toadstools.
  3. Paint five lollysticks (or use coloured lollysticks), leave to dry and glue onto the front of the base.
  4. Glue one lollystick diagonally across the front of the fairy door.
  5. Glue on beads or stickers to decorate the door.
  6. Using a finer brush, paint snowflakes and spots onto the toadstool cap.
  7. Add strong glue to the top of the base or use a glue gun to attach the cap to the base.
  8. As an alternative to masking tape, use mod roc to cover the entire surface of the base/cap to create your toadstool.
  9. Make in a range of sizes to create a fairy forest! If you wish to display them outside, be sure to use an outdoor varnish.

All items (or similar) are available from Play Resource Art & Craft Shop & Scrapstore.


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