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DIY: Make a terrarium with your child

Trying to raise a child with green fingers? Here’s an easy way to make a fuss-free terrarium.

Updated: October 16, 2018 12:32:25 pm
A no-mess terrarium!

Trying to raise a child with green fingers? Get them to make a terrarium, without getting their hands dirty, pulling up weeds from the soil! Here’s an easy way to make a fuss-free terrarium, using indoor plants, which can be your child’s pet project. All you need is some free time, a pair of scissors and simple accessories!

By Kanika Suri


Here’s what you and your child need to make your terrarium:

  • Any indoor plant
  • Old tin box
  • Transparent, A4 size plastic sheet (you can get one at any stationary shop)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue gun
  • Small white pebbles
  • Magnet
  • A little moss (optional)


Use the scissors to cut the plastic sheet at around the same size as the opening of the tin box. Then cut it into half. Stick the sheet with either a glue gun (it’s going to be hot, so be careful!) or with tape. Now, put in the pebbles and some moss.


Now that the pebbles and moss are ready, add the indoor plants that you have chosen. Once you’re done, stick a magnet to the back, so that you can pin it on your refrigerator. Sprinkle some water. Keep the plant moist (not wet) and make your indoor plant last!

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