I got the idea for this after reading some instructions for making fairy dust. There was nothing written with the instructions as to how to use the dust, so I thought it would be a cute idea to make a "dust" that attracts fairies. This magic dust recipe is based on recipes for magic reindeer dust. This is great for all ages. If you want to make this recipe with small children, please supervise them, as some of the ingredients are a choking hazard.
1 cup rolled oats
2-6 Tbsp "glitter" (this can be colored sugar, edible glitter, or colored sprinkles)
Seeds (you can use either edible seeds, non-edible seeds, or both. See below for details.)*
Mix the ingredients together and place in a plastic bag. If you want to, choose which color "glitter" to add and which seeds to add, based on what you think will attract fairies. If you wish to include non-edible seeds, choose seeds of plants that you think will attract when they bloom. Seeing plants bloom where the fairy dust was sprinkled adds to the magic of the dust. If you don't want to grow any plants, or if the dust will be sprinkled somewhere other than in the dirt, you can choose to just include edible seeds.
If you want to make this for several people, add more ingredients, then pour them into multiple bags.
You can make the bags fancy and fairy friendly by tying ribbon around the bags, or using paper bags that have been drawn on, or you can make labels on a computer and print them. Your only limit is your imagination.
Go outside and sprinkle the dust where you want fairies to appear. It would be a good idea to do this near the time when the moon is full, so you can see the "glitter" real well. As you sprinkle the dust, you can say a little poem to attract the fairies. You can try the following poem:
- "Sprinkle this fairy dust outside tonight.
The moonlight will make it sparkle bright.
As the fae fly and roam.
This will guide them to your/my home.
The smell of goodies and a glitter path will guide them on their way,
And you'll/I'll wake up to fairy blessings on the next merry day."