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How to make a Terrarium / Indoor Ecosystem
We are getting done with our study of the story of creation. I thought a good 'end of unit' study, before we move on, would be making our own tiny ecosystems. They are SO easy and so fun!

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  • How to make a terrarium. Terrarium / Indoor Ecosystem - Step 1
    Step 1

    Layer on the bottom, the ingredients as follows:

    Gravel, then charcoal, then bark, and then soil. Make sure it does not go above 1/4 of your jar.

  • Step 2

    Add in plants into the center.

  • Step 3

    Around the plants, place pieces of the moss. Use chopstick to move your moss around until you get it in the right place.

  • Step 4

    Use finger tips or a dowel with a large cork on the end of it, to pat the soil and moss down around the outside of the jar. Arrange to look pretty.

  • How to make a terrarium. Terrarium / Indoor Ecosystem - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place rocks, tiny critters, or pretty pieces of tumbled glass around the terrarium as accents.

  • How to make a terrarium. Terrarium / Indoor Ecosystem - Step 6
    Step 6

    Every three days, squirt the ecosystem with a squirt bottle. The moss is your canary in the coal mine. When it starts to look dry, you know you need more water.

  • How to make a terrarium. Terrarium / Indoor Ecosystem - Step 7
    Step 7

    Enjoy and happy crafting!

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M · , , · 7 projects

Such a nice idea! I've got some cute animal toys which I could do this with. :)

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Alexis_Orifiel
Alexis_Orifiel · Varaždin, Varaždinska, Croatia · 5 projects

Awww! very very nice! Will definetly try it out :)

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