Terrarium-making

by Realo Maria, Andrea Olores

Learning Framework?

  • Physical

  • Intellectual

  • Emotional

  • Social

WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - fine -motor skills

  • Intellectual - observing, organizing, analyzing, predicting

  • Emotional - confidence, independence

  • Social - team work, enhance leadership skills

SKILL LEVEL:

Intermediate

SUITABLE FOR:

5-6 years old

ESTIMATED TIME:

> 30 mins

ENVIRONMENT:

Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Recycled glass jar with cover

  • Indoor soil

  • Charcoal

  • Small plastic decorations

  • Small plant

  • Discarded shells

  • Spoon

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

Step 1

Gather the materials.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Add the charcoal and indoor soil.

Step 4

Make a hole in the centre and put the plant.

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

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

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