October Project: Make a Terrarium

plant terrarium


  • glass or clear plastic container with tight-fitting lid
  • pea gravel
  • activated charcoal
  • sphagnum moss
  • potting soil
  • slow-growing, low-light plants (ferns, moss, etc.)

How to Make Your Own Terrarium

Transform an ordinary container into a tiny fantasy world that practically takes care of itself. We'll help you design a miniature ecosystem where Lilliputian plants evoke their tree cousins and daily watering is a thing of the past. Your kids can even be in charge of designing their new garden.

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