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Tiny Terrariums

Passing the time during summer requires a bit of creativity. As I was passing our sink, I found some little glass jars that had a previous incarnation as creme brulee holders and decided that we would do some little terrariums in them. Nothing big, nothing fancy, just with some stuff we had around the house. We took the jars, filled them with dirt and we happen to have a mature spider plant with little offshoots that we carefully took off the plant and placed them in our wet dirt. My kiddo is an avid rock collector and had found some interesting ones so we each used some of her collection to add some rocky interest. Then, we went around the house looking for tiny things to put in them. I had imagined a dinosaur-themed one so I found a teeny dino to put in. The kiddo wanted a fairy garden instead and so she has a fairy and a bird (the fairy, she said, is an animal fairy). It was a cute summer project and it took up some time/provided entertainment so I’m calling it a success 🙂

I think this might also be a good activity to do at a birthday party or at a playdate!


My dinosaur one: terr2

The Fairy Garden: terr1

Butterfly Garden (one of many). Sandwich rolls with a grape butterfly decorated with candy coated sunflower seeds and non-pareils; flower stem is a little crust with grape leaves on a blueberry background. 

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Butterfly garden bento; admittedly, this is one of the sugurier, less healthy bentos I have made but we’re at the end of the refrigerator and I have to go out grocery shopping today 🙂 

PB&J sandwich, fruit leather wing accents, apple body on the butterfly; a flower made out of an orange with marshmallow petals (looks like a lot, but this was only like, 8 or 9 mini marshmallows!); banana chips with a butterfly (wings made of laffy taffy and body out of a pretzel).  

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Ladybug Garden Bento. Whole wheat bagel and cream cheese, one whole tomato, green grapes. The butterfly is a starburst cut out into that shape 🙂 

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