Looking for a new way to explore a coastal Connecticut town?
Grab a map and begin a unique scavenger hunt, searching for little fairy doors throughout downtown Old Saybrook.
“We went to England and we saw fairy doors there,” explained 14-year-old Megan Murphy. “We walked throughout town and we found all the fairy doors and it was a really fun adventure.”
So, this 8th grader brought the idea across the pond for a community service project.
She met with businesses like Ocean Art Studio.
“Most people wanted to be involved, they were very excited,” explained Megan’s mom, Jennifer, noting that the goal is to raise awareness of local shops, give kids a fun activity and promote family bonding. “The little scavenger hunt can be something families can do without plugging into their phones, being on their computer.”
Megan involved her mom in the creative process. They aimed to make every door unique.
“They’re made of different materials,” said Megan. “We used glitter, gems, wood, just lots of stuff and attached it by hot glue.”
The project suffered a slow start due to the challenging weather.
Now that it’s improving, Megan hopes folks take a little time to enter the fairy realm and utilize the activity she enjoyed creating.
“Yeah, it was a lot of fun,” smiled Megan.