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Lately I have been seeing so many fun Earth Day crafts floating around on Pinterest. Earth Day is this Wednesday, April 22nd. I thought it would be super fun to do an eco-friendly craft with my daughter! I love terrarium’s and have been wanting to make a terrarium for our home, and also wanted to make one for a gift this weekend.
I have been trying to teach my daughter simple ways to take care of our home, bodies, and environment. We try to take bags with us to the grocery store instead of using plastic ones, bike as much as we can instead of drive, and use as many natural products as possible. I even recently made my own shampoo! It has been my goal recently to switch our household cleaning and toiletry products to all natural and chemical free products. I am a big fan of Tom’s of Maine products. My kiddo loves their Silly Strawberry™ Fluoride Toothpaste, and I am super excited to try their Unisex Long Lasting Unscented Deodorant- they also have an Apricot scent. Tom’s of Maine natural personal care and oral care products are made with no artificial colors, flavors, fragrances, or preservatives. Which is amazing.
This craft was super fun because we were able to get almost all of our craft supplies right in our own backyard! We got our gloves on and grabbed our shovels to get our supplies: soil, rocks and pebbles, and some succulents from our landscape. Then we went inside and set up a craft table. We took old jars we already had and made our terrariums right in our living room! It was really fun to talk about soil and plants with my daughter and get our hands super dirty!
While our terrariums didn’t come out exactly as I had planned, they are beautiful and remind me of the fun memory with my daughter. It was a perfect way to spend an afternoon, and the only thing it cost me was $5 worth of green moss. I intend to make these for house warming gifts.
To make your own terrarium follow these directions:
-Old jars, such as mason jars, vases, or fish bowls
-Succulents, ferns, or moss
-Fun decor: mini figurines such as ladybugs or gnomes (optional)
1. Start by placing about one inch or so of rocks or pebbles at the bottom of the jar.
2. Fill 2-3 inches with potting soil
3. Add your moss or plants. Leave a bit of space for them to grow, or simply spread the moss and ferns around gently.
4. Add your decorations, pebbles, or rocks.
5. Place in indirect sunlight and water, but not too much.
“Start Young. Live Green™. Make every day Earth Day, starting at the bathroom sink”. Are you new to being ‘green’ and want to share your recent journey? Have you always avoided chemicals in hygiene products? This is how my family makes natural choices. What does your family do to celebrate Earth Day?
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