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Summer is almost over but the parties are not! This summer I’ve been looking for new activities to occupy my daughter and I recently had her help me make a terrarium. She loved it so much I decided to throw a Terrarium Party!
Challenging my daughter with new activities is really important; plus at 3 years old, new projects grab her attention longer. I know some of her favorite summer activities involved getting messy so throwing a terrarium party would be perfect for her.
But if you’re like my family, having sensitive skin can be challenging; especially with new activities. My daughter LOVES to get dirty and play in the dirt. Even though my daughter and I have sensitive skin, I try not to let that limit us. I’ll let her play and get dirty just as long as we change and wash her clothes immediately after. I always use all® free clear liquid detergent & all® free clear mighty pacs® to help my family deal with our sensitive skin.
They’re the #1 detergent recommended by Dermatologists, Allergists, and Pediatricians for Sensitive Skin (all® free clear products are not intended to treat or prevent allergies). We’re definitely sensitive to grass, weeds, and pollen; but knowing we don’t have to deal with laundry detergent that irritates our skin is amazing.
So when it came to our Terrarium Party I knew I would be in good hands with all® free clear. If you’ve never made a terrarium before it’s rather simple. I’m sure you’ve seen Terrarium’s everywhere these days. You can find live pre-made terrariums at almost any hardware store and fake terrariums at most home decor stores. I love the way they look but the cost of a pre-made terrarium is pretty expensive. You can make your own terrarium for a fraction of the cost. Here are the items you’ll need:
- Moss, this is a great starter kit
- Activated Charcoal (find in the pet section)
- Pebble Topper
- Succulents and Plants
- Glass Vase or Jar
I gathered all my layering supplies in galvanized pots and had my plants and glass containers ready to go.
Putting the terrariums together only take’s a couple of minutes. Below is a diagram of how to assemble open terrariums. Just add each layer in a glass jar or container and your good to go. It’s a perfect activity for a 3 year old to complete.
Layer 1- Sand
Layer 2- Rocks
Layer 3- Moss
Layer 4- Charcoal
Layer 5- Soil
Layer 6- Pebble Topper
Layer 7- Plants
I definitely recommend all® free clear, you can find all® free clear liquid detergent & all® free clear mighty pacs® at Target in the laundry detergent aisle. Make sure you follow all instructions via the package.
Have you ever made a terrarium? Have any summertime activities that your kids love to do?
Looking for this Terrarium printable? You can purchase it here.