Tinker Bell Fairy (Secret of the Wings) Play Scene

tinker bell play scene

I recently rented the new release movie in the Disney Tinker Bell series: Secret of the Wings.  The kids enjoyed it, and I noticed our fairy dolls pop up around the house in the weeks after.  I didn’t sit down to watch the entire movie with the children, but from the snippets I got it’s about Tinker Bell meeting Periwinkle from the Winter Woodlands, with the theme of friendship and family.

I love the change of seasons; it’s something I often mention to my husband.   “I would love to live somewhere where the seasons really change! The white of Winter verses the green of Summer.”  Here in Brisbane, there’s really only two seasons: Summer and Autumn.  And so, I was inspired by my love of seasons and this movie which combines them, plus the obvious interest my children had in playing with fairy dolls, in a simple play scene.

tinkerbell movie secret of the wings

I do love this sort of thing: facilitating play that’s an experience.  Not always possible but I love when it comes together.  So, we rented the DVD and I had all the things I needed for the play scene ready to go when the time was right for hours of afternoon fun.  It really (really) only takes under 5 minutes to set up.

What you need

A variety of plastic containers. I used 1 x rectangle, 1 x round and 3 x different sized cups (for the ice stepping stones).

Large plastic container (underbed storage size is perfect)

A stick or branch

3 stones

Leaves or Fake flowers

Fairy dolls

tinker bell secret of the wings play

Winter Woodlands Side

The kids were all kinds of thrilled with the big blocks of ice, I can tell you!  To create the Winter Woodlands side, freeze the ice blocks over night and when the time is right to play, turn out the ice from the containers and place at one side of the underbed storage container.  Ice like this, without the water, lasts for at least a couple of hours (and I noticed my children playing with the scens days after, even though there was a fine layer of water at the base).

winter side tinker bell secret of the wings play scene

winter side tinker bell secret of the wings play scene

Summer Side

For the Sumer side, we used a section a branch which we decorated by pushing on collected leaves.  A few stones (or bricks) can be used to hold the stick in place.  We also put a few fake flowers to brighten it up.  Only thing left to do was to join the Winter and Summer side by adding a few stepping stones to meet the ice steps.

summer side tinker bell secret of the wings play scene

summer side tinker bell secret of the wings play scene

That’s it!

Easy!  We already had a few Tinker Bell dolls (they were about $7 each) but any dolls/fairies can be used…or even animal figures and pet shop toys.  You can extent this play idea by making fairy clothes too.  Tutorial in this post: DIY (No Sew) Doll Clothes.

tinkerbell movie secret of the wings play scene


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  • Reply
    February 22, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Haha, I’m sitting right at the window and watching the snow fall down — snow of which we had plenty this winter, and you can’t imagine how much I’d love to live somewhere where there are only the seasons autumn and summer…. Well, okay, add spring to that, too… (Okay, on the other hand, I need winter to really have the fealing I deserve spring — but IT’S. BEEN. ENOUGH!

    Btw. I like your idea with the ice blocks, and will try that sometime…

    So long,

  • Reply
    February 24, 2013 at 6:36 am

    What a lovely way to combine season changes into play. Love it!

  • Reply
    Emma @ Family Life Central
    February 24, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Awesome idea! I have all boys so don’t think they would go for the fairy idea but I could totally make a scen from Ice Age! Thanks.

    • Reply
      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      February 24, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Oh, it would work very well as an Ice Age play scene too, you’re right!

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    July 7, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I love both fairies.
    They r the cutest in the world.

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