I try to keep as many magical elements in the garden as possible. Here are some favorites.
The secret to keeping this magical is to say nothing when going outside and let the children find them naturally while playing. When they do come across a baby simply say, "look at that" with awe in your voice or better yet say nothing at all and look your child straight in the eyes and just let your eyes sparkle. Let the moment live in the child without ruining it with words like, "Oh, my gosh! I wonder if the fairies left that?!? Let's see if there's any more!" I know it's exciting but the magic will be diluted if it's treated like an easter egg hunt. The whole point of activities like this is that it fosters connection, not collection. The child feels deeply connected to the natural world and to that thing that we can call magic, or when we're older many refer to as God or Spirit. A child that connects with others and the world is one that walks respectfully through it. Whenever we engage the child's intellect (their thinking) we take them out of their feeling world. This often happens with well meaning parents who say to a sad crying child, "Use your words." Our emotions serve a purpose and bringing a child from healthy emotional expression- crying when sad- into their heads to try to articulate something that they cannot is not typically helpful. Our society has a serious problem with emotional repression. One main motto I have for parents of children under 7 is "FEEL MORE, TALK LESS!" In other words, get out of your head and into your heart. Some signs that you've really connected with another living being are moist eyes, lump in throat, goosebumps or a tingling sensation of skin, a warming or swelling sensation of the heart, or a strong impulse to hug your child in a heart to heart embrace.
Most of their caps come from eucalyptus trees. We're always on the lookout for 'fairy caps' and collect them wherever we are. We found some really dainty caps in Ireland and broad ruffled ones in Japan. This is a very easy idea to personalize and make your own!