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My 4 1/2 year old daughter believes with all of her heart that her mommy turns into a fairy every single night, and flies around Chattanooga doing various “fairy jobs” with her special blue pixie dust.
Pretty wild, right? I can’t imagine who in the world told her something so outrageous. It couldn’t possibly have been me…
Ok, it was me.
And truth? I don’t regret it for a second! Darah and I have been sharing so many wonderful adventures through stories about my nightly flights. And it has certainly piqued her interest in Tinkerbell and all her friends. We watch the fairy movies frequently, and even read from the Disney fairy chapter books every night.
The Pirate Fairy
You may have heard about the latest fantastic movie from Disney that was just released, The Pirate Fairy. I headed to Walmart on April 1st, which was its release date to pick up a copy. I went to Walmart to make my purchase because they have an exclusive offer: you get a bonus Disney fairies DVD with your purchase! The bonus DVD is called Pixie Hollow Bake Off, and it is an adorable short film all about our favorite fairies putting their talents to work to try to bake an incredible cake. The DVD also includes 10 very short but very cute additional stories from Pixie Hollow. You can only find this at Walmart!
Fairy Training Lessons
Since Darah has a fairy for a mom, and since a great new movie was coming out, with a focus on blue pixie dust (I won’t spoil the movie, but let’s just say it is pretty darn critical to Pixie Hollow!), it seemed like the perfect time to start fairy training lessons, much to Darah’s delight.
I’m going to show you how to make your own blue pixie dust, but first, I want to encourage you to really get into the spirit of things when conducting fairy training lessons. Put on your most fairy-like outfit, do your makeup, don your wings. I promise, it makes it even more fun, and your child will totally flip out! 🙂
Blue Pixie Dust
- 1 cup sugar (I used natural cane sugar, but refined sugar would also work just fine!)
- 1 packet of blue kool-aid
- 1 Tbsp blue glitter
- 5-7 drops blue food coloring
Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
I found a green zip-up pouch at Walmart ($4.88!) that reminded me a bit of something Tinkerbell might wear, so that’s what we put our blue pixie dust in for safe keeping. I then had a special ceremony where I gave Darah her pouch full of blue pixie dust, and reminded her that it was the most special pixie dust in all of Pixie Hollow, and to use it wisely!
Later that day, we headed up to Rock City, which offers the most breath-taking views of Chattanooga (in fact, you can actually see 7 states from this vantage point on a clear day!). Darah asked if she could bring her pixie dust to do just a little bit of sprinkling over the city. I thought that was a great idea!
Darah LOVED her pixie dust, but also asked me what we could do to help her sparkle like a fairy, too. I thought the perfect solution would be to make some blue pixie dust bath salts!
Blue Pixie Dust Bath Salts
- 2 cups Epsom salts
- 2/3 cups baking soda
- 2 packets blue kool-aid
- 5-7 drops blue food coloring (optional)
- 4 Tbsp glitter (I used light blue and silver)
Mix all ingredients. I recommend storing this in something with a lid, as the humidity from the bathroom will cause the mixture to harden a bit if left exposed. The kool-aid in the mix will help with turning the water blue (it also makes it smell yummy!). If you want a darker blue color, add more food coloring.
Darah requests her blue pixie dust bath salts at least 3 times a week, and I’m happy to report that the glitter easily washes away from the tub, so I don’t mind her using it at all. Taking a blue pixie dust bath is the perfect ending to an evening spent watching The Pirate Fairy Blu-Ray DVD. And definitely schedule some fairy training lessons for the next day, because after seeing what Zarina (pictured above) is able to do with pixie dust, your kids are going to want to give it a try, themselves, I promise!
Want a little sneak peek of The Pirate Fairy? Check it out!