Its a perfect time to teach kids about Reusing and Recycling. Coincidentally, it is also very frugal to Re-Use! Thats always an added bonus for us moms. (And my little girl is always up for "Crafting.") This little Herb Garden is going to be nice to cook with all summer.
What you need:
empty tin cans
herb plants or seeds
paper (trimmed to the size of your cans)
mod podge and a brush
Start by cleaning out the cans and taking their outer paper off. Paint mod-podge onto the cans and cover them with decorative paper.
Once the decorative paper is on, cover the outside of the it with mod podge as well. This will protect the paper if it gets wet while watering the herbs.
Print out the names of your herbs, cut, and mount onto chipboard (and cute paper, if you want to!). Paint them with mod podge to protect them from water. Use tape or glue to adhere them to popsicle sticks.
Turn the cans upside down and poke holes with a nail and hammer so the water can drain.
Cover the bottom of the cans with small rocks (We went across the street and gathered some from an empty lot.), then fill the cans partially with potting soil.
Plant your herbs and then fill the cans almost to the top with more soil. If you use seeds, follow the instructions on the packet.
This is such an easy project to do with the kids. It is useful and cute too!
This is a place where we share the crazy fun that we have at our house. I am always collecting ideas, trying new things, and planning family fun! My sisters-in-law Jen and Jodi contribute as well. I plan to post a Super Mommy Secret every Tuesday and a craft or Family Fun Idea every Thursday...and of course there will be more posts sprinkled in depending how crazy the Super Mommy-ing is going for the 3 of us. Thanks for reading!