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Make a Terrarium With Your Kids

By Isabel Kallman

I miss my Christmas tree already. Do you? This is the time of the year to start building an indoor garden. Looky here what me and my son made.

Terrarium craft
close up of a terrarium
a Terrarium
This was surprisingly easy and the payoff big, in terms of enjoyment and compliments.

What you need:

* glass container (I used Anchor Hocking)
* potting soil
* pea gravel, pebbles, or very coarse sand (for drainage)
* activated charcoal (clean the air)
* sphagnum moss (protect the drainage layer)
* succulents
* very cute dinosaur figurines (or any other toy)

For directions and other great links, you should read our post on How To Make A Terrarium With Kids.

Also, a great resource for gardening with kids is Sow and Grow, a book organized like a calendar with indoor-gardening and related activities, all linked to seasonal celebrations and changes.

Discover More Indoor Activities for Kids:

Isabel Kallman
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Isabel Kallman

Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of Alphamom.com.

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of Alphamom.com.

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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Wowwymowwy
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Wowwymowwy

This is very cute. I cant wait until my son is older and we can do projects like this

Rebecca
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Wow, thanks. This looks really fun. My six year old grew seeds in kindergarten this year so he is really into the whole plant thing now. I’m going to bookmark this page so we can do a Terrarium together this summer.

Carina
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Those look great! I’m going to try to make terrariums with my little ones today, and was glad to come across this post. I’ll check out the other one, too.