All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘kids’

Edible Flower Lollies

A Sweet Garden Party Treat: Edible Flower Lollipops

My best friend’s daughter turned one-year-old last weekend and I made up a batch of these edible flower lollipops to give away as favors for her floral-themed party. The guests were amazed by how these turned out and many were surprised to learn that violas are actually edible. Edible flowers are all the rage. They are tasty, of course, but what …

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Easy DIY Solar Light Chandelier

Fairy Light Project: DIY Solar Light Chandelier

This DIY solar light chandelier is an easy project that took me all of fifteen minutes to put together. It adds a whimsical touch hanging from the tree above the rustic table and chair set that is part of my backyard play garden. Make this project in no time with a few common materials and then let your imagination run …

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Hopscotch Stepping Stones

Hopscotch Garden Stepping Stones

These hopscotch garden stepping stones aren’t the traditional children’s hopping game, nor are they typical for a garden pathway. I created these as part of the play garden design I have been developing since my son was born. The idea behind the play garden is to create a space that is engaging for children while being aesthetically pleasing for grown-ups. I will …

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Blooming How To Make Lollipop Flowers

Home Grown Lollipop Flowers

Gardeners are curious and experimental. We appreciate beauty and want to grow delicious flavours right in our backyards. So when I was sent a package of magic jellybeans, I couldn’t wait to see what they would grow! I know what you are thinking: “there is no such thing as magic jellybeans!”. Well, you may be surprised at what happened when I planted …

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Groovy Pumpkin Planter

Groovy Pumpkin Planter

Kid-friendly Halloween decorating goes out to the garden! This groovy planter has all the silly features that make kids smile: crazy hair, buggy eyes, and a crooked grin. Making a pumpkin planter with a face is as simple as carving the pumpkin, filling with soil and planting it. See how to make Jack-o-Planterns here. Worried they will turn mushy and moldy …

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Getting Kids Interested In The Garden Through Engaging Thier Sense Of Sight Smell Taste Hearing And Touch. Lots Of Ideas On Getting Them Outside

Garden Play: Using the Senses to Engage Kids in the Garden

Regardless of the differences in background, attitude, or experience, garden play is great for child development & health. I have worked with kids in the garden for quite a while now and if there is one thing that is universally appealing to all children outdoors, it is the desire to play. I don’t mean an organized game of tag, but …

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