Create a Terrarium
Use items found in and around your house to make a terrarium, inspired by artwork in the Hunter’s collection.
A terrarium is a beautiful and creative way to bring a little nature indoors and teach younger family members about the water cycle (precipitation, runoff, evaporation and condensation).
What you will need:
- An empty, clean glass container such as a pickle jar, spaghetti sauce or salsa jar. It should have a mouth that is big enough to put in items without too much of a struggle!
- Dirt (from your yard, garden, top soil or potting soil)
- Gravel, crushed rocks or sand (can be gathered from outside)- a terrarium can be made with out this layer if you do not have this item!
- Moss from a walk
- Small rocks, shells or other decorative material
- Small plant with roots that likes warm, moist environments (ferns, succulents, tropical house plant) — these can be gathered from outside or pulled from a house plant. The plant just needs to have its own root system established but can be pulled from a larger, healthier plant, and placed in water to establish roots before hand. Learn how here.
- A small toy or decorative object to add as a fun decoration (optional)