by Emma Louise Oldham January 14, 2020

Making terrariums is great fun! They look tropically terrific and bring the wilderness indoors. They make growling good homes for big cat toys, or any other jungle animals you might have.


What you need:

    • Tall glass jar with a lid (we used a
      Mason jar)
    • Small stones/pebbles
    • Soil/potting
      compost
    • Mini tropical
      plants
    • Spray bottle filled with water
    • Spoon 

What to do:

Step 1: Fill the bottom of your jar with about 2cm of pebbles (make sure your pebbles are clean). This will help drain the water from the plants’ roots, to prevent them from rotting.


Step 2: Add a thin layer of soil/compost.

 


Step 3: Top this off with a layer of moss (tip: you can find moss on the roof or guttering of your house), or use a mossy/boggy plant.

Step 4: Make sure the roots of your plants are nice and damp. We rested our plants in water for five minutes before adding them. Spray them with the water bottle.


Step 5: Using a spoon, plant them in your soil. Add your jungle animals!

Step 6:  Let the jungle dry out for a few hours and then put the lid on. This will help it become a self-sustaining jungle. Watch and see what happens to its water cycle. Store out of direct sunlight and open the lid every few weeks to give your plants fresh air. 


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