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Top 7 Garden Ideas for Kids to Make

Gardening can truly be a pleasant activity for the entire family. And if you’re a garden lover, why not involve your kids in the activities as well? Especially since there are lots of garden ideas for kids to make. The best thing about this is the fact that it offers you the opportunity to spend some family quality time! Moreover, it also tests your creativity, as well as your children’s crafting abilities. Let’s have a look at some of the most creative garden ideas for kids to make!

Easy Garden Ideas for Kids to Make

  1. Garden Markers

If this year is the one when you are planning to start your garden from seeds, then you most definitely need some garden markers. What do garden markers do? Basically, they help you keep track of what seeds you planted where, so that you can remember what sprouts to expect.

What you need:

  • Flat rocks
  • Paint
  • Brushes

How to do it:

You will simply need to write down the name of the vegetable you planted in that place on the flat rock. Obviously, you can choose whatever paint colors you and your children want or you can play around with them. You can ask the kids for help with illustrating the plants. As such, they can paint bells, tomatoes, potatoes or anything else you’ve planted. Then, place the rocks so as to delimit each place of the plant.

  1. Homemade Sprinkler

This is perhaps one of the easiest garden ideas for kids to make. Since summer is already here, most likely you won’t say no to a new way of cooling down. Moreover, you will also spend more time having fun with the entire family.

What you need:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Tape
  • Drill
  • Garden hose

How to do it:

If your kids are old enough or you trust them, you can let them drill the holes into the bottle. If not, take the drill yourself and make various holes in the top and the sides of the bottle. Think of where you want the sprinkler to shoot and place the holes there. Connect the garden hose to the water source and bring the other end inside the bottle. Secure it with the tape so that it won’t move. Now all you need to do is to enjoy it together with your family!

  1. Cheerio Birds Feeder

The Cheerio bird feeder is surely one of the creative garden craft ideas you have to try. If you have some leftover Cheerios and your child is willing to sacrifice them, suggest them this great activity together.

What you need:

  • Pipe cleaners or plain wire
  • Cheerios
  • Ribbon

How to do it:

If your kids are older, then you can use plain wire instead of pipe cleaners. Take the cleaners and bend them at the middle. With the help of your kid, thread the Cheerios on the cleaners. At the ends leave some space so that you can work with that. Then shape the result into a heart or simply a circle. Make some more and then connect all of them together, twisting the ends to close the heart or the circle. Use the ribbon to attach it to the top and then hang it outside. Birds will love it, especially if you use other DIY bird feeder ideas as well!

  1. Birdhouse Fairy Village

If you’re using birdhouses or fairy villages, why not add something more to them? This is for sure one of the best garden ideas for kids to make, since it will test their creativity and craftiness. Moreover, you can use whatever items you can find around the house for this project.

What you need:

  • Birdhouses
  • Fairies
  • Colored paper
  • Paint
  • Handsaw

How to do it:

With the handsaw (or even a serrated knife) cut the door of the house from the birdhouse. You can choose various types and sizes for a more colorful and interesting village. Ask your kid for help! They would be delighted to use their imagination for customizing the houses. Paint them on the outside as you wish: make them look like mushrooms with red and white paint, choose only one color or use all the colors! Place the fairies around the houses and use paper to decorate everything.

Additionally, you can make use of whatever you have lying around the house. For example, an old watch can be placed above the birdhouse door or words cut out from the paper can spell the name of the fairies who live in the houses. The limit is only your imagination!

  1. Mini Grass Houses

Yet another one of the best garden ideas for kids to make is to create mini grass houses. If you want to combine various garden craft ideas for preschoolers, you can use these houses for the fairy village as well.

What you need:

  • Regular household sponges – unused!
  • Marker
  • Storage container
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Grass seeds
  • Decorations

How to do it:

Use clean sponges, so rinse them with clean water if needed. Wring them out, but don’t dry them completely. Draw shapes on the sponges with the marker and then cut them out with the scissors. With the craft knife, cut through the sponge block so that you will create an angle. However, don’t cut all the way through! On the inside of the plastic container’s lid, build the house. Spray it well with water. Make sure it is damp, but not soaking wet.

When the house is wet, take grass seeds and sprinkle them over the colorful sponges. Spray some more water on them and take away any excess seeds that may be found on the container lid. Add the bottom of the container on top so that you will have a greenhouse in miniature. Place it in a warm, sunny light and trim the grass when it grows. Don’t forget to water it regularly!

  1. Spring Theater

One of the most rewarding feelings when gardening is to see your plants growing. However, with everything that’s going around, you may even miss it altogether. For this reason, take advantage of these original garden ideas for kids to make and create your own garden spring theater.

Spring Theater Garden Plant Frame

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What you need:

  • Garden stakes
  • Scrap wood
  • String
  • Handsaw
  • Drill
  • Wood glue (waterproof)
  • Paint

How to do it:

Inform yourself about the average height of the plant you want to have in the theater. Make sure that the frame for the theater will be enough to surround it even when it grows to full height. Cut the side pieces 8 inches longer than the measurement. Keep in mind that out of that, 6 inches will be buried into the ground. Two bamboo stakes for each of the sides should be fine, but you can use more or less if you want to.

Cut the pieces at the top and bottom 4 inches longer than your measurement. With the sticks make a square, placing the longer pieces on the sides, 6 inches below the square. Bind the corners with string so that they will be secure. If you want to add a colored wider frame on the inside, then cut 3 lengths of wood that match the size of your square. Don’t worry too much about precision, since you can adjust the bamboo any time).

Use the glue and glue the top piece over the two side pieces. When they are dry, measure and drill them with a ¼ inches drill bit. Decorate the frame as you wish and then attach it to the bamboo structure. Now you’re done! The frame is now a marker that keeps track of the plant development.

  1. Bean Pole Teepee

Sometimes the most unexpected activities can turn into the greatest garden ideas for kids to make. One such example is the bean pole teepee. You may have not thought about it until now, but if you do have a bean pole already, you’re already halfway with this creative project.

Garden teepee made of beanpoles

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What you need:

  • Poles
  • Rope
  • Ribbons
  • String

How to do it:

If you already have bean poles placed in your garden, then you don’t need to worry about it. However, you can use any regular poles, which you can arrange in the shape of a teepee. Make sure they are tightly secured and well anchored to the ground. Then ask your children to help you tie ribbons, ropes and strings to interconnect them. For this, you can use any piece of material you had lying around the house. You can even repurpose old T-shirts, skirts or other clothes.

If you want to take it to another level, you can actually use it as a teepee and let children play inside it, if it’s solid enough.

Reminder

All the garden ideas for kids to make sound really fun and creative. However, most of them imply using sharp tools such as scissors, knives and so on. Because of this, it is always recommended to do these projects together. Do not leave the children unattended while they are using sharp objects, not even for a simple garden project! Ideally, you should stay with them and guide them through every step presented above. After all, the purpose is to have a nice garden while going for some easy garden craft ideas!

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Bonnie Enos

I spend my time in my garden trying to create the greatest outdoor space possible. My garden is my happy place and where you will always find me on a nice day. I take my experience and share it here for you to read!

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