Terrarium-making

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - fine -motor skills
  • Intellectual - observing, organizing, analyzing, predicting
  • Emotional - confidence, independence
  • Social - team work, enhance leadership skills
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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

What You Will Need

  • Recycled glass jar with cover
  • Indoor soil
  • Charcoal
  • Small plastic decorations
  • Small plant
  • Discarded shells
  • Spoon

Step 1

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Gather the materials.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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Add the charcoal and indoor soil.

Step 4

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Make a hole in the centre and put the plant.

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

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

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