Here’s a fascinating way to bring the outdoors inside this fall and winter: A Family Guide to Terrariums for Kids will teach you step-by-step to create miniature living landscapes with your children. Making a terrarium can be both artistic and scientific, developing aesthetic sense and teaching children about the water cycle and plant care.
Patricia Buzo’s just-published guide includes 15 unique projects with clear, concise instructions and beautiful photography. We received a complimentary copy from Cool Springs Press to share with you all on the blog. Plus, there’s a GIVEAWAY, so you can enter to win a copy for yourself!
The project ideas are varied and include a Japanese Garden with Living Rocks…
and a Dinosaur Bones Diorama.
Terrariums are an ideal project for children because they are low maintenance, hands-on, and visually appealing. Plus, it’s a great way to repurpose and recycle things that you already have at home (jars, bowls, rocks, etc.).
This book is designed to be used by parents who will be guiding their children through the process. Of course, any adult who’s just getting started with terrariums can benefit from this book, whether a parent or not.
For many of the projects, the only purchase you’ll have to make is the plants themselves, and thankfully small succulents and cacti only cost a few dollars.
Author Patricia Buzo, of Doodle Bird Terrariums fame, founded her business in 2008, and through trial and error has become an expert in her craft. Both by experimentation and research, she perfected how to best create and care for planted terrariums, while at the same time using her artist background to create realistic miniature landscapes using live mosses and other tiny plant life.
I highly recommend A Family Guide to Terrariums for Kids for indoor fun year round!
Giveaway: Readers in the US may enter to win a copy of this book by using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!