Terrarium Style…

A little while ago I was very lucky…I actually WON something!! Go Me!!  I won a wonderful DIY Terrarium Kit from The Little Green Project!

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I was over the moon!  I knew I had to put it together without too much delay as there was live moss inside! 

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So I enlisted the help of my 3 year old to put this baby together!  As the stones were already in the base, he added the layer of Charcoal (this is required to help keep the mould away)…

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Next we needed to rehydrate the dried moss…he loved pushing it all down into the water…the waiting for 5 minutes while it was soaking was the hard part.

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Finally he was able to get his hands dirty and place this moss as a barrier layer between the charcoal and the soil.

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Then, he carefully poured in the soil…

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and he got to poke it around making little hills.

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It was now time to tear up the live moss and place it into his terrarium.

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The final layer…

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Now he could place the big rocks, the mini mushrooms and then all the little rocks into their new homes.  

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My son went a bit crazy with the little stones, I think there were more on the floor than in the jar!  

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…and voila!  The finished product!  How great does it look?

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Needless to say my son was very pleased with himself.  A great project we could do together and which he is proud to show anyone who visits.

Tomorrow (Oct 9), I will put a pic on the Macaroon Kids Facebook Page of how the Terrarium looks…a month on…go check it out xx

 

 

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