A terrarium is a container in which you hold a plants and animals in so that you can try to keep a good ecosystem going on in there. In this way, you can create an environment in which you can control...so it is like creating a miniature earth inside a container. The following crafts are all terrarium crafts ...I hope you enjoy all of the ideas.
To make this bible story terrarium, you will need a large glass bowl or jar; piece of smooth-edged glass or plastic to cover jar or bowl; enough charcoal pieces to cover bottom of container; enough pebbles to cover charcoal; enough sandy soil to make about 1" covering over pebbles; small plants such as bird's-foot violet, fern, hepatica, lichen, moss, partridgeberry, seedling evergreen, and twinberr. Cover bottom of container with charcoal pieces. Put in a layer of pebbles and then add soil. Dampen soil slightly, then put plants firmly in the soil. Water gently until soil is moist. Cover container with plastic or glass. Water will evaporate and form droplets on glass or plastic. If too much moisture collects on glass, remove top until excess evaporates. No moisture on underside of glass top indicates water is needed. These terrariums make excellent gifts and are useful teaching aids in the various Sunday school departments. If you do not have the plants listed above, use small cacti, succulents, etc. Also, you can add miniature plastic objects for teaching value, such as small boxes for Palestinian houses, animals, etc.
Bottle Terrariums - Recycle a two liters soda bottle into your own Terrarium.
Build a Terrariums - My indoor cats like to devour anything plant or flower related. They will even go so far as rip into a bag of potting soil if I allow it within their reach. So, this was the perfect project to bring a little of the outdoors inside!
Build a Terrariums - Here is a great idea for recycling those 2 liter soda bottles. Small hands can create a mini ecosystem and learn what it takes to make them work and you can feel better about one less bottle making its way into the landfill.
Christmas Craft Project - Holiday Terrarium - This project can be done in either natural or artificial foliage. It makes up quickly and serves as a colorful seasonalgift.
Craft Project: Mason Jar Terrarium - The crafting world seems to have come down with a major case of terrarium fever, and I'm no exception. It's so much fun creating these verdant little worlds, and I especially like that my cats can't get to the plants inside.
Dinosaur Terrarium Crafts - Bring a bit of the outdoors indoors with a dinosaur terrarium craft project. Add some plants and plastic dinosaurs or other animals to make a prehistoric forest in your room.
Easy Saint Patrick’s Leprechaun Terrarium Craft Project - Saint Patrick’s Day and as any lucky Irishmen, we have an easy craft project for this occasion that you can display all year.
Easy Terrariums - Looking for a perfect way to plant a love of nature in your child? Start digging and create this easy terrarium together.
How to Crochet a Hanging Terrarium Planters - Everyone and their crafty cousin is making terrariums lately, and I am thrilled that they've finally made a comeback.
How to Make a Budget Terrariums - Terrariums seem to be getting a lot of attention these days and for good reason. These cute little planters can be a cute or classy addition to your living room or a fun project to share with kids. You can get almost everything you need to make them for cheap or free (if you forage).
How to Make Terrariums - They are really quite simple to make and lovely to look at. I especially like seeing the layers in the glass jar; they remind me of those colored sand art projects from preschool days.
Made it Myself - Your milk bottle terrarium can serve as a creative table centerpiece, as well as a stimulating science project for kids.
Make a Terrarium by Amy the interns - This is a project that is a low time and money commitment, but adds a little bit of the outdoors to any home.
Make Your Own Desktop Terrarium - This is an easy way to bring a little nature indoors.
Moss-age in a bottles - It’s been a long, cold 2009 here in the northeast. All the more reason to have a little winter garden. In a wine bottle.
Plant Activities for Kids - You can make a bottle terrarium -- a habitat for houseplants -- out of old, recycled pop bottles. If you collect wild plants or seeds for your terrarium, be sure to collect on private property with permission only. Never collect plants from parks, state lands, or federal property.
Shakespeare for kids (Shakespeare globe terrariums) - This dream will always be in my mind and it inspired me to do this little Shakespeare activity with the girls.
Shoebox Terrariums - This is a fun project and, like so many of my favorite projects, can be made with household items and minimal craft supplies.
Spooky Halloween Terrariums - Bring empty pickle, jelly, and other glass jars back from the dead by turning them into haunting terrariums.
Steampunk Terrariums - This is just a quick dirty and fast tutorial on building a prop for the Steampunk Household.
Terrariums - You can plant just about any kind of seed in this terrarium. Children love to see the plants growing.
Terrariums - Have your own garden inside that you never have to water!
Terrariums for Everyones - Think about where the plants were originally found, and keep similarly sourced plants together.
Terrarium for Kids - This is a tutorial which shows you how to build a Terrarium with Kids.
Terrarium provides simple pleasure in back-to-basics lifestyle - The beauty of terrariums is they thrive on neglect, making them the perfect planting situation for those who habitually forget to water.
Terrarium Time - When it's too cold or too wet to go out into the garden, it's time to plant a terrarium.
The New Terrarium - If the word "terrarium" conjures up images of the defunct aquarium turned musty terrarium of the '70s, take a gander at the beautifully encapsulated gardens created by Debbie Knitz, artist and owner of BlingKing Lizard Design in Portland.
Your Own Little World: Create a Terrarium - Whether it's filled with mossy rocks and ferns or sands and cactus, a terrarium is an amazingly fun way to learn more about nature. With a terrarium in your room, something of the outdoors can always be inside.