I’ve waited over a month to share our terrarium project here on the blog. Do you want to know why? I wanted to make sure little plant world survived before I wrote about how we created it!
First off, what exactly IS a terrarium? For our purposes, a terrarium is an enclosed (covered) clear glass vessel containing living plants. Creating a terrarium is a great way to teach kids about the water cycle, and it’s a low maintenance way to add a little life into your home! It’s also very easy to make & once supplies are gathered will just take 30 minutes or so!
In theory, if created properly, a covered terrarium doesn’t require a lot of upkeep. Once watered, the container produces it’s own little ecosystem. The soil releases water vapor, which collects on the sides of vessel, trickles down back into the soil, and the process starts over again! The only other requirement is to place the terrarium near sunlight. We’ve placed ours by our large front bay window, and it seems quite “happy” there!