Terrarium Making

by Realo Maria Andrea Olores


Discover how to create a DIY terrarium out of recycled materials.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Suitable For: 5 - 6 years old

Estimated Time: > 30 mins

Environment: Indoors

Learning Framework

  • Physical - fine -motor skills

  • Intellectual - observing, organizing, analyzing, predicting

  • Emotional - confidence, independence

  • Social - team work, enhance leadership skills


Step 1

With the glass jar, use the spoon to put some gravel or small stones as a base.

Step 3

Make a hole in the centre and put the plant.

Step 5

Add the decorative discarded shells, small stones/gravel, etc.

  • Recycled glass jar with cover

  • Indoor soil

  • Charcoal

  • Small plastic decorations

  • Small plant

  • Discarded shells

  • Spoon

Step 2

Add the charcoal and indoor soil.

Step 4

Add more soil to make the plant stable inside the jar and flatten it.

Step 6

Water the plant sparingly (2x a week). Keep the jar covered and keep the plant away from direct sunlight.

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