Wish Me Luck

Have you ever made a wish? This Magic Garden creates a perfect environment with lots of ways to help your wishes come true. The focal point is a cute wishing well. We always hide coins, plastic rings, or small toys in the well so when kids check it out there is always a little surprise. The path is made out of cement and lucky pennies and we hung falling stars from the tree above to make wishing easier. This makes a great birthday gift playing on the “make a wish” theme – maybe add a cake or coins from the year they were born into the garden.

Make the Magic Garden

Design
  • Where in the yard is the best place for wishing?
  • Is there a place you can see the stars to wish at night?
  • Are there any plants that make you feel really lucky?
Create
  1. Place the wishing well and plants
  2. Make/place the Penny Path (see below)
  3. Place the fairies
  4. Make/Place the sign hang wishing stars
  5. Start wishing!
Connect
  • If anything you wished came true, what would you wish?
  • Do you ever make wishes?
  • I wish that…
  • What is something you would wish could happen today?
Plants We Used
  • Cedar Tree Sprout
  • Cattail Tops
  • Mulch
Materials
  • 17 inch terracotta pot
  • Fairies
  • Wishing Well
  • DIY Chopsticks & Sign
  • DIY Penny Path (see below)
  • DIY Hanging Stars/Shepherd’  Hook
  • DIY Coin and Clay Flowers
  • DIY Message Sticks
Magic Basket
A Magic Basket, is a collection of extra fun that kids can take into their Magic Gardens. It can be bark, rocks, pinecones and toys - the sky is the limit. For this garden, here are a few other ideas:
  • More fairies
  • Shamrocks
  • Rainbow
  • Wishbone
  • Pixie dust
  • Mini wishes in the well
  • Leprechaun

Make the Penny Path

MATERIALS: Cement,  Coins,  Acrylic Paint, Paint Brush, Sharpie Black, Clear Top Coat…you may need Gorilla Glue.

1Mix the cement in a bowl you can throw away, arrange pennies in a plastic take out box, with plastic wrap, and gently cover with cement.

2Ours broke, so needed to Gorilla Glue it back together but no problem, it looks like cobblestone.

3Paint the cement and use a Sharpie to create the stones. Put two clear coats on top to protect from weather

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