There’s something magic about getting outdoors, growing something or making a craft project with items you find outside. You don’t need a big garden – lots of fun can be had making things for a window sill or patio too. It doesn’t need to cost much either – try recycling some household items for some eco-friendly fun. Here is a roundup of some easy garden/nature projects for kids (click on the titles for detailed step-by-step instructions).
Recycle a clear drinks bottle to make this cute mini greenhouse for a window sill.
Recycle some cardboard toilet roll tubes to make some cheap and easy seed plugs – perfect for growing pea seedlings!
Create some markers for your seeds when they are ready to plant out.
Recycle a plastic milk bottle to create your own watering can to water your seedlings.
Create a special garden decoration with plaster of Paris and some pretty shells.
6. Nature Mobile
Create a nature mobile out by tying pine cones, feathers and other garden treasures off a large stick with twine. You can hang your nature mobile from a tree to create a lovely garden decoration.
Have fun decorating an old CD to help scare away pigeons and crows from your seedlings.
Make a quick and easy bug ‘hostel’ or create a lavish bug ‘hotel’ for your garden.