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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.

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This was surprisingly easy and the payoff big, in terms of enjoyment and compliments.

We’ve written before on how to make terrariums with your kids.

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 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.

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Published January 26, 2009. Last updated September 25, 2018.
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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