This easy DIY Terrarium in a Jar is a perfect spring project to do with your little ones!
Starting with a low maintenance faux terrarium seemed like a good idea so Stephie (Ellie’s mom & my daughter 🙂 ) wouldn’t have to worry about keeping itty bitty plants alive.
This DIY Terrarium is quick and easy but while working on it, there’s still time to talk to your little person about the season of spring when all things are new and about God and His infinite creativity…
Here’s all ya need for the little DIY Terrarium:
Red & White Craft Paint
Little “friends” that fit into your jars
Small sticks or birch bark or Spanish moss for interest!
Cover Styrofoam with sheet moss and wedge into jar. Add a bit of Spanish moss if you want…
To add interest, Ellie and I used some birch bark and rolled it to make a tiny log!
Fallen branches and trees serve a purpose in nature providing moisture, nutrients and even a habitat for plants and animals!
Writer Jane Brody says: Chances are, if it (a fallen tree) has been there for a while, it is teeming with more life now, after death, than when it was standing erect lifting its leafy arms to pray. We serve a God who does all things well my friends…
Now, the fun! We painted some mushrooms!!! Use wooden pegs, paint red tops and dot with white…let the dry completely!
(it’s easy if you dip the top of the mushroom in red paint, just ask Ellie!)
I made a hole in the Styrofoam with a pencil and Ellie pushed the wooden peg/mushroom down into the hole!
Don’t forget to add your tiny friend!
Cute huh???? Ellie took these home and decorated her bedroom!
~I pray that the God who created all things would fill each of you with a measure of His creativity today~
~Sending love my sweet friends~
(I got the idea for these adorable little terrariums from One Note)
Linking to Between Naps on the Porch