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6yo DD has asked Father Christmas for fairy dust ...

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wishingchair Mon 12-Nov-12 17:11:16

... what do I do??

Damned if I do, damned if I don't.


stargirl1701 Mon 12-Nov-12 17:12:37

A fabbie wand with trailing ribbons that showers dust (invisible grin) as she says some magic words?

vodkaanddietirnbru Mon 12-Nov-12 17:14:42 - just tell her it only works for real fairies

Nicknamegrief Mon 12-Nov-12 17:15:34

That is so cute.
But I see your problem.
Maybe a letter in the post from Santa (come beginning of December) saying that there is a shortage and the tooth fairy and tinker belle need it all so it would be kind if she could think of something extra special for Santa to deliver he would do his best (although Father Christmas doesn't have a licence to move livestock in our house as they might fall out of the sleigh).
Good luck

vodkaanddietirnbru Mon 12-Nov-12 17:16:24

B1ueberryMuff1n Mon 12-Nov-12 17:18:13


my 6 year old boy wants his own lap top like the teacher's and an iteractive whiteboard of his OWN.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 12-Nov-12 17:22:34

Santa can only deliver things which the elves can make.

So, no livestock, and no electrical goods (they don't work in a strong magical field, hence no gadgets at Hogwarts. Every child needs to know this).

The flip side of this is that if he does send fairy dust, it will interfere with all your electrical items which will mean not only no TV but also you won't be able to cook Christmas dinner.

4lovelychildren Mon 12-Nov-12 17:25:34

We have this and it has a powder puff inside - bargain at £3 too

wishingchair Mon 12-Nov-12 17:26:58

nicknamegrief - I like your idea.

I did think about getting a little bottle of glitter, but we're reading the dreaded Rainbow Magic books and of course Kirsty and Rachel have little lockets of fairy dust that turns them into fairies. She'd only ever be disappointed when it didn't work. Think a letter from Santa is the way to go.

B1ueberryMuff1n - good luck with that grin

LineRunner Mon 12-Nov-12 17:28:25

I would post her a little box with glitter in it, in brown paper and string with Christmas stamps, to arrive just before Christmas. Marked 'fairy dust'. Wrap around a note written in spidery ink saying, 'Dear Little WishingChair, my secret elves tell me that you would like some fairy dust very much. I have a tiny, little bit that I can give to you, but you can only use it once, on Christmas Eve. If you sprinkle it under the chimney, and maked a lovely magic wish for the world, one of the beautiful fairies will come and leave you a very special gift. Love, Santa.'

You then leave a bigger version of the same box with a nice present inside it, and a note saying 'Merry Christmas from the fairies.'

I did all sorts of mad stuff with my DCs over the years, and they do really like the memories.

wishingchair Mon 12-Nov-12 17:42:17

Oooooo LineRunner that is a lovely lovely idea. You're good ...

LineRunner Mon 12-Nov-12 18:03:27


44SoStartingOver Mon 12-Nov-12 18:04:43

I bought a vial of fairy dust from Letterbox for about £1. How about putting it with a fairy outfit and anew fairy book?

Nicknamegrief Mon 12-Nov-12 18:05:45

Linerunner, love it.

Grimmathenome, love it too.

ZombieBelle Mon 12-Nov-12 18:44:26

i make little potion bottle necklaces (harry potter potions etc) and fairy dust would be very easy to do. i could pm you with how to do it, would cost less than the notonthehighst to make or check etsy, as they are very popular atm and again, they sell cheaper than NOTHS

GrimmaTheNome Mon 12-Nov-12 19:06:26

My approach is good if your child is basically a rationalist and has the huge advantage that it avoids ending up glitter spread around the house. It may also be wiser than giving dust if she's a total irrationalist who believes it might enable her to fly!

wishingchair Mon 12-Nov-12 19:40:49

Yes - she'd totally believe it would make her fly. She is extremely literal and believes everythign she's told!

JustFabulous Mon 12-Nov-12 19:42:10

Asda sells fairy dust.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 12-Nov-12 19:43:53

>Yes - she'd totally believe it would make her fly. She is extremely literal and believes everythign she's told!

In that case I would absolutely not give her any!

waltermittymissus Mon 12-Nov-12 19:43:58

LineRunner I wish I was your kid, that idea is amazing! grin

Greenoes Mon 12-Nov-12 19:50:48

DS (8) has asked for an Elf - a bloody Elf! When questioned, I think he actually wants a little brother (not happening) but I fobbed him off by saying Father Christmas would never send his best Elf as he/she would be needed at this time of year. I told him we'd probably end up with Father Christmas's most cheeky, naughty Elf - and I just wouldn't cope. So far, so good but DS does seem a bit disappointed - I'm soooooo stealing the letter from Santa idea!!

LineRunner Mon 12-Nov-12 19:53:09

<adopts waltermitty>

waltermittymissus Mon 12-Nov-12 19:54:52

<starts writing elaborate demands to Santa> grin

Marne Mon 12-Nov-12 19:54:55

Asda have fairy dust (saw it today in the toy/gift isle).

GrimmaTheNome Mon 12-Nov-12 20:00:33

Greenoes - an Elf? well, I suppose its something Elves can make but falls under both the livestock and the magical items exclusions. grin

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