>> Apr 25, 2014
Fun Kid’s Gardening Projects -Doing gardening projects with your kids is a fun family bonding and a great way to get your kids into nature. I have shared some ideas before here, now I share some other ideas –still based on the original article written by Amy Hatch at ivillage.com.
1.Garden Mosaic Stepping Stone from from PaintCut Paste –for toddlers and up
With your kid, you may create a sweet stepping stone decorated with things like colorful glass beads, shells, marbles, your kid’s hand prints and a meaningful phrase to complete it. This stepping stone can be a much-loved heirloom in your family.
Needed things: a garden mosaic kit (you can find it at your local craft store), shells, stones, marbles, beach glass, broken pieces of stained glass, plates or other ceramics.
What to do:
-Follow the guidance in the mosaic kit
-Ask your kid to make handprints while the cement is still wet
-Let your kid’s imaginations flow. Beautify it as desired.
2.Letter Gardens from Putti's World –for toddles and up
You can create this project indoors. Doing letter gardens with your kids means gardening and spelling lesson at the same time. You may choose letters of your kid’s name initials.
Needed things: seeds, soil and containers for planting (if possible one that is tray-like)
What to do:
-Fill the container with soil
-Use your hands or a stick to sketch the outline each letter
-Watchfully spread the seeds along the shape, spaced as said by the instruction on the seed packet.
-Water the soil each day until the seeds start to grow.
3.Herb Terrarium from Feels Like Home –for preschool and up
It’s a fun indoors gardening project that your kids will love. Your kids can decorate this mini garden with various pieces they collected before.
Needed things: a big glass jar or a bowl, two or three small herb plants, gravel, pantyhose or some other mesh material, moss and some small decorative items like shells or stones.
What to do:
-Put two inches of gravel in the glass jar
-Immerse the moss in water for about five minutes
-Place the mesh over the gravel
-Put together the small plants in jar and then fill up with soil
-Arrange the moss over the soil where your kid desires it
-Add decorative items
Let’s have fun gardening!