Making a Sand Terrarium or Fairy Garden for Kids

Here is a super fun sand terrarium/fairy garden you can make with your kids.

The supplies needed could be found around your house:

- colored sand (if you don't have any you could make homemade colored sand with salt)

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- Bowl or jar. The bowl we used is actually their old baby bowl (repurposing that was going to get tossed out).
- butterfly (if you don't have any you can make paper ones and attach to craft wire or use any decorations you may have at home.

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. Fill bowl or jar with sand.
  2. Allow your child to decorate their sand terrarium/fairy garden with anything they want. My kids added shells, rocks, plastic dinosaurs, and beads.
  3. I was trimming some succulent/plants and those trimmings would go into the green bin, but they added it to their terrarium. The cuttings will not survive, but will last a good amount of time. You could add fake plants or flowers too if you have that. For the butterflies you can wrap around a rock or just lean it against the side of the bowl.
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