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13 Cool Fairy Gardens for Boys You Need to Make!

Clare is here today to bring us a fun imaginative play idea:

Fairy gardens are all the rage right now, but your boy shouldn’t have to miss out on all the imaginative play fun just because he’s a boy!

We’ve scoured the internet for the best fairy gardens for boys we could find, and we have some brilliant ideas from dinosaur gardens to Star Wars and pirates!

You and your boy will be spoiled for choice, so make sure you scroll all the way to the end so you don’t miss anything!

I'm going to make one of these fairy gardens with my boy! Maybe more than one lol. So cute.

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Fairy Gardens for Boys

How to make a dinosaur garden

You can make a tabletop dinosaur garden which is perfect if you are short on space.

This container dinosaur garden is the perfect fairy garden for boys

Found it here >> Coupon Expert

Or if you have room in the backyard you could help your boy set up a dinosaur world among the plants.

Small World dinosaur garden for boys encourages play in the garden

Found it here >> The Imagination Tree

We love how this miniature dinosaur garden has been set up inside an old Belfast sink. The water adds some extra interest at playtime.

How to create a mini dinosaur garden

Found it here >> Simon Orchard Gardens

These dinosaurs have taken over the sandpit, and are having a tea party! Adding random elements like this teapot will help extend your son’s imaginative play.

Land of the Dinosaurs!

Found it here >> Children’s Books Daily

Here’s a great example of how to combine a love of dinosaurs with some nature play. Plant some herb and veggie starters in a tub and this dinosaur garden for boys will grow and change over the coming weeks.

Dinosaur Garden with Herbs

Found it here >> Kitchen Treaty

If you have room to put two containers side by side you can include a ramp so the dinosaurs can explore the whole area.

Mini dinoland

Found it here >> Meg Donnelly

Turn your water table into a miniature dinosaur land and include lots of different textures for some real sensory play. Using glass pebbles in place of water is such a good idea if you don’t want to get everything wet.

Dinosaur sensory play

Found it here >> Fantastic Fun and Learning

Want more water table ideas? We have loads more ideas that you are going to love in our ==> water table activities collection!

Of course water play is a great learning experience so why not try combining some rocks with water and letting the dinosaurs explore.

Dinosaur Activity Bin

Found it here >> Happy Hooligans

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More container garden ideas for boys

If you have a Star Wars fan why not set up a land from a galaxy far, far away in a large plant pot?

Star Wars Fairy Garden for Boys

Found it here >> Toddler Approved

Want more Star Wars? We have loads more ideas that you are going to love in our
==> Star Wars activities collection!

Younger boys will have fun setting up a play area for their favourite toy figures to explore.

Create a toyrarium

Found it here >> Inspiration Laboratories

Find a container, or your old red wagon, fill it with sand and make a pirate garden for your Playmobil figures!

Pirate Fairy Garden

Found it here >> Premeditated Leftovers

Want more pirate fun? We have loads more ideas that you are going to love in our
==> pirate games collection!

What a great idea! Take your budding engineer outside and help him set up an outdoor train table using some flower planters.

Outdoor Train Table

Found it here >> Play Trains

Or go on a safari expedition in an oversized container.

Safari Small World in a Planter

Found it here >> Puzzles Family Daycare

Wow, Clare picked out so many cool fairy gardens for boys I am having trouble choosing the one I like the best! Which one are you planning to make?

L Olson

Sunday 23rd of October 2022

LOVE your ideas!! My grandson is going to be so excited to do this- Thanks so much for all the inspiration!!

Sheila Rogers

Sunday 29th of January 2023

Wonderful! So happy to hear it. Have fun :)


Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

My grandson, granddaughter and I create fairy/dragon gardens! The stories we come up with are very creative, I love their imagination!

Sheila Rogers

Thursday 28th of April 2022

That is wonderful Connie!

Wilma ffroeschke

Saturday 18th of July 2020

I saw a fairy garden that looked like a 4-wheel track, with dirt and boulders on the side. There were vehicles, maybe matchbox or a little larger, on the road. Anyone have this? Ive spent about 3 hours looking through my pins but cant find it. Need the picture so i can make one.

Sheila Rogers

Sunday 19th of July 2020

Hi Wilma, I took a look on Pinterest and found this: Let me know if that is what you are looking for, if not, I will try again. ~Sheila

Connie L Abraham

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

It is a awesome site! LOVE IT!

Sheila Rogers

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

Thank you, Connie! You made my day with your kind comment.

Teesha Kennedy

Monday 23rd of March 2020

Nice ideas that I am interested in seeing more of. Thanks

Sheila Rogers

Saturday 11th of April 2020

Wonderful Teesha! I'll see what I can do.