20 Fun Gardening Projects Kids Will Love

Get your kids excited about growing things with these fun (and secretly educational) gardening projects.

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Upcycle a Sandbox Into an Edible Garden

Put that old sandbox to good use by repurposing it into a fun, kid-friendly garden chock-full of healthy fruits and vegetables they'll love.
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Plant a Pizza Garden

Growing a pizza takes a bit longer than ordering in, but the results are much yummier and much healthier. Grow all the plants you'll need to top a homemade pizza in just 12 weeks.
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Plant a Cactus Container Garden

A basic planter becomes bold when you fill it with a tiny desert landscape studded with angular cacti. Add tiny, plastic cowboys for a touch of whimsy.
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Create a Miniature Garden

Using small plants and plastic animals to make miniature landscapes is a fun activity for children and their vivid imaginations. Here, a jungle scene is created using small, exotic-looking plants and plastic jungle animals.
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Make an Indoor Fairy Garden

With a little glue, a few craft supplies and some potted plants, kids can create a beautiful indoor fairy garden that's perfect for every season.
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Create a Carnivorous Plant Garden

Set up a miniature bog garden that's sure to subtract a few insects and entertain the kids. The hunters? Venus flytrap, pitcher plants and sundew.
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Make a Colorful Window Box Container Garden

Create a colorful, blooming window box that will beautify the outside of your home and attract wildlife, like butterflies and ladybugs, at the same time.
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Grow a Fairy Garden Ring

A circle of lush, ornamental grasses and fragrant flowers create a magical place for kids to play.
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Craft a Ladybug Hotel

Attract beneficial insects to your yard with a house created just for them. The small nooks and natural material are especially enticing!
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Craft a Felt Veggie Garden

Keep kids learning and having fun in the garden 365 days a year.
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Make Seed Bombs

Get little ones in on gardening in a totally unique way. Seed bombing is a fun way to transport seeds into areas of your yard that need some extra life and color.
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Start Seeds With Newspaper Pots

Start your seeds in biodegradable pots that can go directly into the ground.
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Start Seeds in Eggshells

Give seeds a happy starter home by planting them in recycled eggshells before transplanting them into pots.
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Make Air Plant Terrarium Magnets

Decorate your refrigerator with these living magnets filled with air plants and moss.
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Make Miniature Terrarium Favors

Share your love of gardening with these miniature take-home terrariums that are perfect for any time of year.
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Make a Sand Art Terrarium

Give terrariums a twist! Although sand art has been popular since the '70s, it feels fresh and trendy when used with your favorite miniature houseplants.
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Make a Tiny Woodland Garden

Treat your favorite gardener to a tiny garden they can hold in the palm of their hand.
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Craft Recycled-Bottle Birdfeeders

Put old bottles to good use by upcycling them into charming birdfeeders your chirping friends will love.
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Make Your Own (Free!) Garden Markers

Use natural and upcycled items to keep track of what's where in the garden.
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Craft a Kid-Sized Garden Tote

A customized garden tote is just the thing to get kids interested in growing things. After customizing the tote, fill it with kid-sized gardening tools.
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