Mid-year exams are finally over! I’m sure we all did a collective sigh of relief!
Now if you’re looking for some interesting home diy activities to do with kids post-exams or during the school holidays, here’s something that might be just your cup of tea.
We got this diy terrarium set from Masons Home Decor some time back:
I mean obviously we didn’t wait till now to do it. Who could possibly wait that long? Or at all for that matter?
Little one started on his terrarium first as my girl was out with her dad.
To be honest, we have no experience with terrariums at all. We have absolutely no idea how to go about doing it. And when we received the set, the link on Masons Home Decor wasn’t up yet so I just let him wing it, and hope for the best. For the plants.
Needless to say, my girl started on her terrarium the moment she got home.
She had loads of fun with the roots of the plants as you can see from the photos.
I think transplanting the plants was a challenge for us. We weren’t sure how much soil was needed to cover the roots to stabilise the plants but we did what we always do – our best.
It doesn’t have to be a very messy affair because we did the messy transference of the plants in the box that it came in. So all the loose soil that fell out was contained in the box. Just a note in case you’re too worried about the mess. To be extra sure that there was minimal mess, I also laid out newspapers on the table they were working at.
The kids had placed the bag of small colourful pebbles underneath the soil because we thought it might show up as a nice layer below (kinda like a sand art bottle) but it didn’t turn out as we expected because I think we’d have needed more to create that effect. We were left with some grey pebbles so I dug out some of our old colourful pebbles to brighten up our terrariums.
Not too shabby in the end, huh?
I think we did a decent job of it in the end, considering that it was our first try without detailed instructions. 😀
These are plants that the kids can easily maintain and the terrariums definitely add to the home decor, so everyone’s happy!
If you’re interested in the types of terrariums available, you can check out Masons Decoration’s DIY terrarium kits. If you prefer unique planters to terrariums, you can check this collection out instead.
Here’s a discount code you can use if you’re making a purchase at Masons Home Decor: simplymommieXMD15
It entitles you to 15% off ALL items at Masons!
Have fun decorating your home with the kids!
Disclosure: We were provided with a DIY terrarium kit. No monetary compensation was provided. All opinions are ours.
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