** Create an Indoor Jungle – DIY Terrarium craft **

Blue Planet 2 is hitting our screens and I couldn’t be more excited about it! I’m a huge fan of animal and nature documentaries. They offer some incredible insights into the world, but they also highlight the importance of conservation. Conservation is a topic that I’ve been speaking to the boys about since they first arrived into the world and now they are that little bit older, I’m incorporating it into what we watch, our activities and our travels.

 

In the build up to Blue Planet 2, we have been watching Planet Earth on Netflix. We have been on an adventure from the poles to the jungles and everywhere in between. It has really opened up a lot of conversations with Bear, who is now at the age where he likes to ask questions.

Planet Earth on Netflix
Image courtesy of Netflix

 

At the recent Netflix blogger event, we discussed how parents and guardians can link activities to what they are watching on television. I’ve never really connected our TV time to our activities before, so the idea really inspired our latest themes of ‘conservation’ and ‘nature’.

 

Following Planet Earth, we decided to do activities based around different parts of the world starting with… The Jungle!

 

 

Create an Indoor Jungle – DIY Terrarium craft

 

For this activity you will need:

  • Mason jar with lid
  • Stones
  • Plants
  • Compost
  • Water (spray)
  • Animal figures (optional)

 

DIY make your own terrarium craft

DIY make your own terrarium craft

 

 

Step 1:

Fill your jar about quarter of the way up with stones.

DIY make your own terrarium craft

DIY make your own terrarium craft

 

Step 2:

Then add in a few large handfuls of compost

 

Step 3:

Using your fingers, make a small hole in the compost.

 

Step 4:

Take one of your plants and gently loosen the roots,

 

Step 5:

Place the plant in the hole, covering the base of the plant with soil and gently press the bottom of the plant and roots into the compost.

DIY make your own terrarium craft

 

Step 6:

Decorate the base of the plants with stones or animal figures.

DIY make your own terrarium craft

DIY make your own terrarium craft

 

Step 7:

Spray a small amount of water into the jar.

DIY make your own terrarium craft

 

Step 8:

Place your very own Indoor Jungle – DIY Terrarium on a side counter or table to admire.

DIY make your own terrarium craft

DIY make your own terrarium craft

DIY make your own terrarium craft

 

I took the boys to the garden centre to help me pick out the plants. One of our local garden centres has a terrarium and succulents area, so it was easy for us to find what we were looking for. We had such a great afternoon doing our DIY Terrarium craft and the boys had a great time decorating their terrariums in their own unique ways. They were so excited to show Mr. C when he got home and told him all about their own mini jungle.

 

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Create an indoor jungle - DIY Terrarium craft that you can do with toddlers

 

*Note: We are part of the Netflix Stream Team and this is a collaborative post.

 

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11 thoughts on “** Create an Indoor Jungle – DIY Terrarium craft **

  1. I’m loving Blue Planet 2 so far, those shows are just beautiful, they’re my favourite. It looks like you’ve all had lots of fun, great post, thank you for sharing!

  2. I love the idea of making your own terrarium with the kids, my little girl would really enjoy, she loves going to the garden centre to look at all the plants.

  3. This is the kind of thing my 3 year old would love! I used to make these myself a while back, but I never thought of adding all the little figures – I know that would make it so appealing for him. And I also have all of the bits to make these in the shed still, so we’d just need a trip to the garden centre (which my son always loves anyway!)

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