A Hundred Kids Build Fairy Houses in Franklin Park

Sophia offers consulting advice to Cameron, Boys were more common this year.

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Sophia offers consulting advice to Cameron, Boys were more common this year.

It was glorious mild spring Thursday at Schoolmaster Hill in Franklin Park for the Third Annual Fairy House Building Workshop sponsored by the Boston Parks Department and the Franklin Park Coalition.

Over a hundred boys and girls scampered over the drumlin collecting branches, leaves and cones to build houses for the magical woodland creatures that reappear in the springtime in New England fields and woods.

Storytelling and books from Read Boston and the MassHort plant education tent were also on hand as well as face painting.

The workshop showed kids of all ages how to have fun simply using natural items that are just lying around on the park floor under trees and shrubs.

Gathering materials for a Fairy House. Using what Franklin Park has to offer

Gathering materials for a Fairy House. Using what Franklin Park has to offer

Schoolmaster Hill Shelter

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Schoolmaster Hill Shelter

Schoolmaster Hill the site of the 3rd annual Fairy House building workshop

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Schoolmaster Hill the site of the 3rd annual Fairy House building workshop

Anita Mantra Matos. Franklin Park Coalition greets arrivals.

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Anita Morson Matra of the Franklin Park Coalition greets arrivals.

Olivia, Cameron and Shane finish up a multifamily fairy house

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Olivia, Cameron and Shane finish up a multifamily fairy house

Sophia Grabiel Butler and her sister from Goldsmith St JP

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Sophia Grabiel Butler and her sister from Goldsmith St JP

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Jalinna and sister Brooklyn with dad Johnny make an apearance

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Jalinna and sister  Jaela with dad Johnny make an appearance

Milo and Ari confer with mom Rachel.

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Milo and Ari confer with mom Rachel.

Nina day and Audrey Rose work on a fairy house

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Nina day and Audrey Rose work on a fairy house

Riley ( L) and Chloe from Dorchester work on a Fairy House

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Riley ( L) and Chloe from Dorchester work on a Fairy House

Schoolmaster Hill terrace gets fairy house

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Schoolmaster Hill terrace gets a fairy house

Chloe and her mom Sage from Forbes St collaborate on a fairy house

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Chloe and her mom Sage from Forbes St collaborate on a fairy house

The facepainting table

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The facepainting table

  • Sarah

    This is enormously adorable.