Paynesville library offers fairy garden workshop to spur creativity with earthen, fun materials
Bianca Hanson couldn’t help but smile as she added the final intricacy to her novelty.
“It’s so fun,” she said, gently sorting a dish of teensy pebbles.
Hanson was among a group of children and their families who stopped by Great River Regional Library in Paynesville on Tuesday for a two-hour outdoor workshop.
There, they were offered pointers by Jen Anfinson, a Paynesville-based jewelry designer and artist, on how to construct miniature fairy houses with earthen items and the harlequin beads, jazzy pipe cleaners and beaded jewelry overflowing from a plastic tub.
Anfinson tours regional libraries in the Great River system and presents a variety of workshops to spur children toward creativity, to include a recent event at the library in Belgrade that taught youth to braid jewelry.
She said Tuesday’s event was a great way to “capture young imaginations while encouraging children to observe the wonders of nature.”