So I woke up this morning raring to go work in the garden. I have a pretty long list of things I still need to do to get the rest of the stuff in the ground. I put on my garden clothes, headed upstairs, and looked out the window. Dang it! It was windy and rainy. So I plopped myself down on the chair to try and figure out what my back up plan for the day would be. Then I spotted my old seed catalogs and an idea popped into my head. What if me and the kids did a little garden fun …. inside! We can still play in the garden, it just wont be in the dirt. The more I thought about it, the more excited I got because we will be moving in the next few years and I have been dreaming about my new garden plot. And as a bonus, each of the kids can make one of their own for a school project! Yay! So I got to work gathering some things together for our DREAM GARDEN PLANNING.
All I needed for this project was paper, old seed catalogs, scissors, and glue. Then as I was getting the stuff together, I realized how much cooler it would be if we made this a little more realistic. I added a couple different sizes of craft sticks and some straws and yarn, and then it became EXTREME, DREAM GARDEN PLANNING. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ….. can’t you just imagine one of the villains off a Disney movie chanting it in a deep voice. Ahh maybe I have been watching too many movies with my kids lately sorry.
Anyway …. I got really into what my dream garden would look like in a few years and spent all freaking morning having fun in my inside garden. It was almost as great as digging in the dirt …. almost. The kids loved it too and created some pretty awesome gardens.
I helped Boss glue on some sticks, and then he just wanted to color the sticks and put monster trucks on it. Sweetie Pie made a very nice garden with extra flowers and butterflies all over. And Little Man decided he couldn’t grow a garden because he was a farmer and instead created a blackberry farm.
The possibilities for this are endless, but here is what we did….
- Created our “raised beds” with craft sticks and glued them to the paper
- Cut out pictures of everything we wanted in our garden from the old seed catalogs
- Arranged them where we would want them in our garden and glued them on
You could be don’t here if you want but why stop before the fun part?!?!
- add stickers or drawings of extra things like bugs or pathways
- build trellises, tomato cages, benches, etc. out of craft sticks to put in your garden
- Add any finishing touches you can think of … I added straws for pots
- Take lots of pictures
This satisfied my garden craving today and doubled as a killer homeschool project for the kids. Plus, I now have my garden plan for the new house … even if it is a few years away still.
I hope it turns out as fun and enjoyable for you as it did for us! Let me know how yours turn out.
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