We all know of the term aquarium - a tank filled with water where fishes can live. But, have you ever heard of the word terrarium? No? Well, a terrarium is nothing but a transparent globe or glass bowl in which one can grow plants. Yes, plants can grow in a small glass bowl, and they look beautiful!
You can keep your child occupied during the holidays by making a terrarium with him. Not only does it help rid of his boredom, but it also helps him play a small role in caring for the environment. In an article titled, Nature and creativity meet in kid-friendly terrariums, published in Chicago Tribune, ‘Tiny world Terrariums,’ author Katy Maslow states, "Making a terrarium can provide children, especially urban kids, a space in which to appreciate and interact with nature." Maslow adds, "It instills in the young one a sense of responsibility for this new world of theirs: They must nurture the nature, (and) it becomes second nature — pun intended! — to care for something."
Maslow also explains how making a terrarium is also a form of creative expression that involves a lot of patience, foresight and vision.
So, ensure that your child does his bit for the environment, while having a little fun, by designing terrariums.
To know more about the benefits of terrariums and how your child can make one, please read the ClipBook below.
A terrarium is like an aquarium, but for plants instead of fish. It is made in just about any glass container. It is planted to look like a miniature garden or forest enclosed in its own little world.
There are two basic types of terrariums and you can tailor the type you make to the age and skill level of the child. The first type of terrarium is an open dish type. The second type of terrarium is the closed style.
Making a terrarium with children can be a fun experience. It is a project that the children could be involved in from picking out the plants to doing the actual planting. And the end result is something that looks nice on display in the house. We ...
Terrariums are a great craft for children because they are fun in all stages of development. Picking out plants, containers, and little figurines to go inside can be just as fun as making the terrarium and watching it grow.
Children love to watch plants grow, especially when they've played a role in choosing and establishing them. Terrariums are a great indoor craft project, allowing children to create their own unique miniature gardens enclosed in glass or plastic.
Creating a mini terrarium is a fun project anytime of the year. Help your children honor their teachers and learn a little basic biology in the process. Here’s a list of supplies you’ll need to complete this project.
At Hiland Hall Gardens, we love to foster children’s natural curiosity about the natural world. A fun project that encapsulates this feeling is creating small garden rooms in terrariums made out of recycled containers.
Making a terrarium can provide children, especially urban children, a space in which to appreciate and interact with nature. It instills in the young one a sense of responsibility for this new world of theirs.