Saturday, April 27, 2013

Miniature Dinosaur Garden

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I created this dinosaur garden for a friend's two little boys who love dinosaurs! We've made fairy garden's before (see HERE and HERE) but this was also so fun to make and I know that I can't wait to make one for my own two dinosaur lovers :) It's a fun way to add a bit of pretend play to giving a child the gentle responsibility of caring for their own plants. 

I used a large ceramic pot, some amazing and unique succulents, regular (don't use fertilized soil for succulents) potting soil, plastic dinosaur fossil skulls, and plastic dinosaurs.  
The pot had a drainage hole, but I did add a layer of rock to the bottom before covering with soil. 

Oh I just love succulents! I made sure I picked some very unique ones that the boys would find interesting. My oldest (4 1/2) loved these! Especially the ones that look like they have teeth and the other ones that look like they have spider webs on them. 

I chose succulents not only for their uniqueness, but also because most are very easy to care for. They are hardy plants that can take on a lot of sun and require little water. 

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  1. succulents are a great idea for dinosaurs! They look positively prehistoric!

  2. I've got a Dino loving girl, and we will be making one of these for the playroom for sure! Thanks for the great idea!

  3. That is a lovely sensory bin. I am sure my Dino-fan will love something like this :)

  4. We do a new letter of the Alphabet each week in our house. Next week we will be on letter 'D' and 'D' will be for dinosaur! I really love this idea! Very creative! Also, You header is beautiful, I LOVE it!!!



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