Easy Garden Projects For Kids

There’s something magic about getting outdoors, growing something or making a craft project with items you find outside. You don’t need a big garden – lots of fun can be had making things for a window sill or patio too. It doesn’t need to cost much either – try recycling some household items for some eco-friendly fun. Here is a roundup of some easy garden/nature projects for kids (click on the titles for detailed step-by-step instructions).

1. Recycled Window Sill Greenhouse

Recycle a clear drinks bottle to make this cute mini greenhouse for a window sill.

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2. Recycled Toilet Tube Seed Plugs

Recycle some cardboard toilet roll tubes to make some cheap and easy seed plugs – perfect for growing pea seedlings!

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3. Lollipop Stick Seed Markers

Create some markers for your seeds when they are ready to plant out.

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4. Recycled Milk Bottle Watering Can

Recycle a plastic milk bottle to create your own watering can to water your seedlings.

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5. Plaster of Paris Stepping Stone

Create a special garden decoration with plaster of Paris and some pretty shells.

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6. Nature Mobile

Create a nature mobile out by tying pine cones, feathers and other garden treasures off a large stick with twine.  You can hang your nature mobile from a tree to create a lovely garden decoration.

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Have fun decorating an old CD to help scare away pigeons and crows from your seedlings.

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8. Make a Bug Hotel

Make a quick and easy bug ‘hostel’ or create a lavish bug ‘hotel’ for your garden.

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