The tale of a Fairy Liquid Bottle: Dragons, Rapunzel, Rockets and feeling five.

Fairy is currently celebrating 50 years of sparkling dishes and to mark the occasion, they have bought back their iconic white bottle… do you remember what you used to make out of your family fairy bottle once it was finally empty? My memories are hazy but I am sure we once made a space rocket and Rapunzel’s tower.

Fairy sent me a couple of bottles (of the green stuff) and a pack full of craft stuff in order to see what could be done. I had grand dreams of recreating Rapunzel’s tower but my daughter fell asleep and my son’s ambitions lay elsewhere. Totally confused by the rocket instructions, Frankie and I embarked on making a (really scary) dragon.

It was so much fun. The bottle made the best dragon body and we had a great time. I gave Frankie a little talk about the importance of re-using & recycling whilst we were at it too! An hour later we had glued and drawn and glittered and celloptaped and we had our masterpiece – we were both so proud. I felt five years old as well!

Good value?
Using what you have already in the house to make craft is always a top budgeting idea. In my craft box I keep lentils, spaghetti strands, old egg boxes, cut up birthday cards, ribbon and silver foil. From now on I will have a fairy liquid bottle too!

I haven’t used Fairy for ages, budget brands being the only ones I have bought for some time. I have to say though using Fairy for my washing up was a bit like tasting Heinz beans after eating the really cheap ones. No comparison at all! It was non greasy and powerful and really did the job. I think I can sneak it into my budget shop every once in a while, my argument being the kids do need a new toy every now and again!

What are your Fairy memories?

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8 Comments

  1. Susan Man
    February 22, 2010 / 7:30 pm

    What an excellent post. I remember waiting anixiously for the fairy bottle to be finished. It seemed to take forever. I am sure my mum ended up putting hers in a bowl as I kept going on so much. We used to use them as squeezy bottles in the summer, squirting water at each other. I am sure I made a rocket following blue peter’s instructions but my main memory is using them as squeezy bottles. xx

  2. February 26, 2010 / 2:25 pm

    You completely inspired me! I rushed out to try and buy some and found them for 99 pence in Robert Dyas.

    Gave one to my Mum (83 yrs old) as a present. She loved it and my daughter will have to badger Mummy and Granny to find out when they are empty.

    Would love to get the kids who take our swimming lessons using them as a squirty toy – please let your Fairy contact know if they are interested 🙂

  3. maggy,red ted art
    October 13, 2010 / 8:22 am

    Ooooh! I LOVE your dragon! He is splendid!! Wow!

    ANd I didnt realise you could still buy fairy liquid in that shaped bottle!!! A classic!

    Thanks for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! Lovely to see you there!

    Maggy x

  4. October 13, 2010 / 2:43 pm

    Thank you x

  5. maryanne
    October 14, 2010 / 6:07 pm

    I love your dragon (visiting from Kids Get Crafty)!

    And you are right, Fairy washing up liquid is MUCH better than the competition!

  6. October 14, 2010 / 7:43 pm

    The dragon is so cute. I am not familiar with the Fairy Brand. They sure make a fun bottle though.

  7. October 20, 2010 / 9:09 am

    A late visitor to this … just found you through Red Ted Art.
    A wonderful post and a fantastic dragon! So creative and I love the expression on its face. We used to love the Fairy Liquid bottles in the bath … for hours and hours til the water got cold! We also filled them with small stones to make percussion shakers.
    I remember later using the red tops to make little cups for my dolls house. I hated dolls and never played with them, but spend hours making bits and pieces for the dolls’ house which then just sat and got dusty in a corner!!
    Will definitely be coming back to visit!
    MJM.

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