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To not get the point of "fairy doors"??

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HoneyHoney10 Sun 24-Jan-16 15:11:11

WTAF am I meant to do with it??

Ds (who is 3 by the way, more into paw patrol, tantrums and using my couch as his trampoline) was given one recently by an aunty. Its green and its still in the box, she keeps asking him if he's used it and he stares at her bewildered, my expression is not much different if im honest.

So what the hell do it do with it (apart from put it in the bin). 2 mums from ds's nursery have also started trying to add me to their business page on fb, they make and sell these doors apparently and i've heard a rumour they attend craft fairs dressed up in green tu tu's.

Are people really able to make a living from tiny badly painted bits of wood nowadays? If so Ill have a go at that, rather than the night shift im on tonight grin

Seeyounearertime Sun 24-Jan-16 15:12:31

dont you just stick them on the wall and look at them?

i dunno?
I'd just stick it on an outside wall, maybe a garden?

FortyFacedFuckers Sun 24-Jan-16 15:13:56

My 77 years old Gran bought me and my 50 year old aunt one for our birthdays hmmconfused

araiba Sun 24-Jan-16 15:15:47

google tells me it is a fake decorative door.

i have no idea what it is supposed to do, other than be looked at..?

TiggyD Sun 24-Jan-16 15:16:16

I went to a garden the other month that had over 30 for you to spot. They are fun and bring magic into your life.

BackInTheRealWorld Sun 24-Jan-16 15:20:05

I have one by the fireplace in my living room. I'm hoping the housework fairy will one day make her way through it.

originalmavis Sun 24-Jan-16 15:21:09

A fake door? That fairies use?

Faries are magic and don't use doors.

HoneyHoney10 Sun 24-Jan-16 15:21:42

I went to a garden the other month that had over 30 for you to spot. They are fun and bring magic into your life.

hmm If paul daniels bursts into my house he better be bringing a hoover with him.

Lweji Sun 24-Jan-16 15:22:49

Having googled it, you're supposed to fix it to a wall, so that fairies can come in the house when they want. They may sometimes leave gifts or notes of encouragement regarding behaviour. It's supposed to encourage creative play. Not sure how.
It's either just another scheme to make parents part with their money, or another annoying thing to trick children with, in the same vein as Santa, and that then other poor parents have to play along to or incur the wrath of the parents who inflict this stuff on their children.

Give them dolls, lego or a science kit, IMO. Or read books to them.

usual Sun 24-Jan-16 15:23:13

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YouGottaKeepEmSeparated Sun 24-Jan-16 15:24:30

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originalmavis Sun 24-Jan-16 15:24:36

What if they bring elves or pixies or piskies or skelpies with them? Sounds like bad news to me. Bloody fairies.

usual Sun 24-Jan-16 15:25:24

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Catzpyjamas Sun 24-Jan-16 15:25:55

You can put them indoors on a skirting board so the fairies can use magic to open them and come in to your house. Especially useful for the tooth fairy.
Or you can get outdoor ones to put on tree trunks so that the fairies come to live in your garden.
<DD went through a fairy obsession so I know lots about them>

nocabbageinmyeye Sun 24-Jan-16 15:26:23

Yanbu, return it. I hate them, fairy gardens seem different in some way, I took the dd's to the fairy wood this morning but I just don't see the point of fairy doors at home. Dd's friends have them, their parents write them notes from the fairies every night and hang clothes on their fairy clothes lines, i wouldn't have the patience for them myself

elQuintoConyo Sun 24-Jan-16 15:26:27

I had to google. I thought it was a euphemism for flaps blush

My 4yo similarly Paw Patrol obsessed son would barely look at it.

Lweji Sun 24-Jan-16 15:26:46

Fairies are nasty and they bite.

watched Labyrinth recently

liz70 Sun 24-Jan-16 15:28:04

It's just a bit of whimsy, I guess. Some of them don't look very weatherproof for the garden, though, especially not in our pissing it down three hundred days of the year weather.

usual Sun 24-Jan-16 15:28:54

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Whoknewitcouldbeso Sun 24-Jan-16 15:30:32

Pmsl re. the drugs comment 🙊

Shelby2010 Sun 24-Jan-16 15:36:35

Just googled them & apparently you can sell them for £20. Reckon I'll start making them!

FairiesAreReal Sun 24-Jan-16 15:40:42

I thought you were supposed to put them on the trunk of trees, so it looks like magic fairy folk live there (like the magic faraway tree) grin

sunnyshowers Sun 24-Jan-16 15:42:55

My dd got one and she writes to the fairy...queue me going to the computer to type a response in fancy (non recognisable) writing. When she was being bullied it was wonderful to hear how she felt and offer " impartial" advice. My dts have one now snd I write them letters to support their jolly phonics readers.
It's improved their writing and is a different approach to learning but dd is 9 and dts are 5.
Its a bit of hassle but I think it works for me.
Lovely idea believing in fairies and no harm done.

Buttons23 Sun 24-Jan-16 15:43:45

I have seen a few of them. I think they can look quite cute in a bedroom or garden. Depends if your child is into fairies. My sister and I would have loved them as children, we were obsessed with fairies.

It's like any other decorative child's object

QuietWhenReading Sun 24-Jan-16 15:45:04

So are they like that creepy wee elf? Sort of a "behave because a stranger is breaking unit our house to spy on you" tool?

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