Spring and summer are the perfect seasons for gardening. Get your hands dirty with your kids and try one of these five gardening projects. All of the activities are suitable for children of primary school age, but it’s easy to tailor them to suit older or younger kids. Little ones will need a bit of extra help and guidance. The more grown-up kids can make planning and decision-making responsibilities. Adults are necessary for the uses of tools such as hand drills and shears.
DIY Kids Garden Projects That Simple And Safe To Practice At Home
While building a rain barrel is a more substantial project, the kids can help paint and decorate a plastic rain barrel to take it from boring to beautiful in a single afternoon. Perfect for artistic kids of all ages! The base coat on this project is white, creating a pristine, bright canvas to paint on various animals and raindrops in green, blue, sunshine yellow, pink, and even violet.
Recycled Rainboot Planters
This is another super easy project that you can do with the kids. Once they outgrow their rainboots, simply prime, spray paint in a new, bright color, then fill with soil and flowers. We love the way these boots are filled with trailing greenery and tiny blooms, spilling out of the top of the boot. The boots are hung neatly on the fence by looping the handles over a sturdy nail. This is a great way to brighten up an old fence in a single afternoon.
This is a super easy project for the kids to help out with. Mom or Dad will definitely want to do the gluing and painting, but the kids will love to help add the plants around the bottom of the pole. This project should take no more than an afternoon and should be ready for bird use by evening! As usual with large planters, make sure that you drill holes for drainage.
Milk Carton Planters
This is a great, adorable biodegradable planter project that’s perfect for the kids! All you’ll need is a paper milk carton (or two!) paint and a sturdy pair of scissors. Cut the carton in half, making sure to include the ears for your animal. After you are satisfied with the shape, simply paint the base layer, then the face after the base has dried. Fill your new planter with soil and some seeds, then set it on the windowsill and watch them pop up.
Mini Egg Landscapes
This delicate-looking miniature container garden is a perfect way to get your kids interested in gardening. With a few discarded eggshells, potting soil, moss or succulents, and some miniatures of things like plants, roses, woodland animals, or even tiny toadstools! Have the children fill each delicate eggshell with potting soil, then add the moss or succulents, followed by the miniatures.