Hi! I’m back! After a month and a half hiatus (aka stuck on the couch with all-day morning sickness) I’m finally feeling decent. Wheew! That was a long hard haul. If anyone with morning sickness (or all-day nausea as in my case), ever needs, wants, dreams up ANYTHING – seriously, I will do my best to help you. With it fresh in my mind and not quite abated, I understand how very debilitating it is to be sick day in and day out (and sometimes even during the night). That said, I am feeling quite a bit better. I thought there was only one way to celebrate my relative wellness: of course! a project with my Kindergartener!
We wanted to give her teacher a present other than the 26 boxes of chocolates she is likely to receive on Valentine’s Day. The project we agreed on is… A Valentine’s Day Terrarium.
Clear Glass Jar (we used a re-purposed fish bowl)
Potting Soil (we bought some made for Cacti)
Small house plants (we used a pink ‘moon cactus’ and a Pachyveria ‘blue pearl’)
Miniature animals/figurines (we are going to look for an owl and a deer at the $ store)
It was fairly easy, we just lined the bottom of the fish bowl with stones, then a layer of soil, then set the plants in place and scooped soil around them. Next, Olivia placed some pretty stones on the top of the soil and then we gave it all a little shower from the faucet. We used a plant mister to spray the dirt down from the glass (we made quite a mess with dirt and Olivia proclaimed that the mess was 1/2 the fun)!
We had fun creating this gift for her teacher and I am hoping we can find a couple little figurines to add, that will meet Olivia’s approval. 😀
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!