So far the only “gardening” our family had done this year was our take on a fairy garden:
Creepy Zombie Forest. Which LittleMan recently decided to add a gnome to, lol.
As I’ve mentioned before, our family has done different things to try and cut back on costs every year, including one year having a veggie scrap garden. In case you didn’t know, there are alot of things you can grow from kitchen scraps. Our personal favorite is green onions because they grow so quickly!
You can’t really have an amazing outdoor space without having plants, so we opted for a small kitchen scrap container garden. Besides having green onion, we also planted carrots and celery.
[Full disclosure, LittleMan didn’t feel like gardening so my neighbor’s 3 year old daughter was actually the one who helped me plant these veggie scraps. She did a pretty good job!]
Because LittleMan has his own fairy garden, I really wanted a special place for SunnyGirl to play with dirt and plants so I opted to re-purpose this old toy that they pretty much never played with:
Its a Fisher Price Music table. All I did was remove all the screws to detach the white top from the green base, then clip a couple wires. Obviously I took the batteries out as well, lol.
Then I filled the green base with dirt. There were already holes to act as drainage so I didn’t have to alter it any further.
Furnished with things we already had on hand: a cast iron candle holder, some large green glass gems, a small glass tea-cup candle holder, and a wooden bridge hamster toy. I laid out some grass seed but it has not yet sprouted. I did put a couple small plastic toys (Spiderman and a My Little Pony figure, both from our toy stash) inside the cast iron house.
End result: a fairy garden made entirely from things we had laying around already. The children both seem to love it.
Be sure to check out all 7 days worth of outdoor play ideas in our Pimp My Patio Series!
Day 1- Making Things Colorful
Day 2- Music and Pretend Play
Day 3- Bugs and Birds
Day 4- Outdoor Games
Day 5- Mud Kitchen and Clean Up Station
Day 6- Hide-a-Ways and Sun Protection