How to make a kid-friendly terrarium

This easy DIY terrarium is the perfect activity for kids. With the help of our friends at Crown Flora Studio, we've got the how-to here.

Photo: Tony Lanz
Photo: Tony Lanz

In honour of Earth Day, our friends at Crown Flora Studio in Toronto showed us this simple-to-make, easy-to-maintain DIY terrarium. Here’s the kid-friendly how-to.

Photo: Tony Lanz
Photo: Tony Lanz

Materials:

  • glass container (with air hole)
  • preserved reindeer moss
  • coloured gravel
  • Tillandsia air plant
  • pebbles, twigs, acorns, small toy figures
  • spray bottle

Directions:

1. Pour about an inch of gravel into your glass container.

Photo: Tony Lanz
Photo: Tony Lanz

2. Position your air plant in the gravel.

Photo: Tony Lanz
Photo: Tony Lanz

3. Place moss, pebbles, acorns, twigs and other extras around the base of the plant.

Photo: Tony Lanz
Photo: Tony Lanz

4. To care for your plant: Mist the plant twice every three days and keep it in indirect sunlight.

Photo: Tony Lanz
Photo: Tony Lanz

A version of this article appeared in the April 2014 issue with the headline “Plant world,” p. 22.

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