Make an Easter terrarium
Terrariums are so quick and easy to make, and lend easily to all kinds of themes and ages. Best of all, if you don't fancy yourself as much of a green thumbs, these lovely things tend to thrive on neglect! This Easter Terrarium would make a stunning centrepiece on the Easter dining table. Give it a go!
What you need:
- clear glass container
- activated charcoal
- potting mix
- small plants and/or rocks
- Easter themed decorations
Step 1. Find a clear glass container. Any glass jar or glass bowl of any size will do. Discount stores, op shops, nurseries, kitchen supply stores or even pet shops (think fish bowls) are often good places to find suitable glass containers.
Step 2. Place a handful or two of pebbles into the bottom of your container. The pebbles are needed for drainage.
Step 3. Place some activated charcoal on top of the pebble layer. This is used for aeration purposes.
Step 4. Place some potting mix on top of the charcoal - enough to give the roots of your plants a good bit of room.
Step 5. Add some moss and a small plant or two into the soil. (We used sphagnum moss and alyssum in this one, but you can also use succulents or moss from your garden.)
Step 6. Add some Easter themed decorations. Here we have used a little nest, made using florist wire, along with some artificial bird eggs, a porcelain rabbit, some artificial moss rocks and some homemade bunting. You can use whatever Eastery bits and pieces you like. Now pop the lid on (if your glass container has one).
Caring for your terrarium:
Your terrarium will need to be kept in a bright place out of direct sunlight and should only need a small spray of water every once in a while. The amount of water will vary depending on the type of plants you use, the weather, the location of the terrarium and whether your terrarium has a lid or not. Find more tips on caring for your terrarium here.
- Activated charcoal can be found at your local nursery or pet store.
- If you are keeping a lid on your terrarium, you may wish to open the lid every week or two to let in some fresh air in.
- Just remember not to water too often, as terrariums can get mouldy if they are too moist.
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This activity was created by Frog Goose and Bear for Kidspot, New Zealand's best parenting resource.