Friday, October 2, 2009

Indoor Garden: Making Terrariums With Kids

The girls and I
planted mini gardens
last week.

(The one in the photo with both girls
is Mini-Saurus' garden...
she arranged her animals all by herself!)

They selected
miniature plants
at the nursery with daddy
during a weekend field trip
(while mama got some uninterrupted studio time!)

We picked up these big
glass fish bowls
from a fellow Freecycler.

You could use just about any kind of glass
(or plastic) container.

We added a small layer of gardening charcoal.
Then some brown gravel.
A layer of spagnum moss to act like a filter,
then potting soil.

The girls had fun planting
and even more fun arranging "scenes"
with small toys.
(Think dinosaurs, match box cars,
little animals, mushrooms, etc)

The Frog Princess made some sculpey clay snails
to live in her terrarium.
(we cooked them in the oven,
note: don't put real snails in the oven!)

We also added some small figurines.
A perfect way to keep a bit of summer
inside for the long fall and winter ahead!

I kept them on the buffet for the weekend,
then moved them to the
sunny playroom windowsill!

The Frog Princess' finished snail and fairy garden.

Happy (Indoor) Gardening!

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