Making a Lego Terrarium

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We do a lot of gardening with our kids, but most of it happens outdoors. The kids are always asking for some plants in the house- and specifically, in their rooms, so I decided this week in honor of Miracle-Gro’s The Gro Project, we would make a “Toyrarium” custom for our house.  We’ve done terrariums before, but the idea of using favorite toys really just struck a chord with me and we went with it. This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine.

What you need to make a Lego Terrarium

glass jar or bowl (this can be large, medium or small, something you buy, something you have around the house.  It really doesn’t matter!!  Be creative and have FUN)

Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix

Spoon or small sized measuring cup

small rocks or pebbles

Small plants and/or moss

Small toys

To make your Lego Terrarium

Spread a layer of rocks at the bottom of your bowl/jar

Place your Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix on top of the rocks/pebbles (you want the jar or bowl to be about 2/5 full before adding your toys and plants)

Add your plants– have fun with this.  Succulents are a great choice, I just happened to have some moss and other plants left from terrariums we’ve done before so we used that- the kids want to add two succulents this week, I’m told)

Add some toys here and there– kids will have a LOT of fun with this!

Add some pebbles/rocks around the plantings and toys

Mist the plants and Lego Terrarium well and….

VOILA!  A Lego Terrarium.  You just did a gardening project with your child, in under an hour, with very low maintenance and something that will make them want to care for and enjoy watching it grow.

Can you guess who’s Lego minifigures and creations are in THIS terrarium? You have to love a 5 1/2 year old’s thinking!  We have a whole huge and long story about how the Lego “guys” were flying in a ship and crashed in a planet and don’t know where they are….

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Do you garden with your children?  What kinds of projects have you done with them? 

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  • Cute, esp. for boys!

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  • This is a great idea. Will try to do with my son

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  • My son & I are doing the Lego terrarium this week. He loves LEGOs. Thanks for this great idea!

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    • I’d love to see a picture !! Let me know what you think!

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  • What a wonderfully new way to use Lego. I am watching my 10 year-old Lego-freak nephew this weekend – maybe we’ll take this project on!

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  • What a great idea! My kids would love to do this.

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  • Legos are awesome. Terrariums are awesome. LOVE this combo! You’re amazing with your craft ideas

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  • That’s awesome! Maybe my boys can do this during summer break:)

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  • I have 3 nephews who are Lego freaks and one of them is also interested in gardening this summer. This would make a great project to do together this coming long weekend. Thanks for posting this, I just love it.

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  • Hi Brett, This looks like a fun summer project for doing with the kids! I love terrarium’s myself, but haven’t made one yet. Now you have me wanting to make one.Thanks for sharing & linking up @ DearCreatives.com Theresa

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  • I love that idea… :D We dont have too many legos yet… just a couple sets… So I know Lil C wont be ready to part with them yet! But Im sure between the 2 kids, we should be able to figure out something crafty to add to a terrarium!

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  • Hahaha! I like this idea. I just need to make sure that the kids wouldn’t get the jar and scatter everything.

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    • Well, my kids scatter everything anyway. So there’s that.

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  • What a fun craft idea! Kids would certainly love this!

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  • Love this! This would be fun to do with my grandson. He’d love building some Lego creations for it!

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  • This is why I love reading blogs! This is really cute.. I know my boys would love this! The things others imaginations can come up with I love it!

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  • Such fun!! My Hubs and the kids planted our wildflowers out front an they’ve begun to bloom so they’re thrilled. Our next project involves veggies!

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    • Sugar snap peas are great for kids- they germinate quickly and are harvest-able I think in 42 days. Plus they are sweet and crispy!! My girls eat tons!

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  • What a fun project! And I love the legos.

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  • So cute! My kids would love a project like this! We gave them each a bed in the vegetable garden this year. They got to pick out their plants, put them in, and now they weed and harvest.

    I would love for you to link up this project at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

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    • Thanks Barb! We gave our kids each a bed in the garden too this year. will try to link up thurs it’s a crazy day here- kindergarten graduation, prek last day, meetings, etc

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  • That’s adorable! What a great craft idea that can be done while mom is gardening.

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  • This is super cool… LOVE it. I bet the kids LOVE looking at it… I know mine would. Thanks for sharing

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    • It even gets a few Lego blocks off my floor!! score!

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  • my nephew would love to make something like this!

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  • This is such a cute idea! We have no shortage of Legos around here!

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    • Seriously. Although the kids now want to have scenes for holidays and seasons. What have I done? :)

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  • That is so cute, Brett! I need to make one of these with all the spare legos lying around my house!

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    • Let me know how it turns out!

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  • This is such a cool idea. Thank you. My nephew isn’t much into legos at 3 yet, but this may be a good way to get him involved with them for motor skills. Thanks again.

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    • You could use any kid toys- dinosaurs or other little toys?

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  • What a super cute idea and it could be changed out as the mood struck!

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    • They’re already planning “scenes” for holidays and seasons.

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  • I LOVE your “Toy-rarium”! I would have thought that was so neat when I was a kid.

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  • That is so cool. My son is a Lego Maniac and will love this.

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  • This is fun! Especially for days you just can’t get outsie. Love the jar, too! I wonder if the plants should be different depending on whether your jar has a lid?

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    • Yes, they probably should. I was trying to build up some humidity in ours- the kids want to go get some succulents so we don’t have to keep a lid on but we’re not going to be able to before the weekend. You can also get activated charcoal if you have a lid to prevent smells

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  • This is very cool! I’m going to show this to my boy and see if he wants one.

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  • How fun, I bet your son loved that!

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  • Oh my gosh, now this is just adorable.

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  • Ok, so this is super cool. I love the idea of changing the pieces out to make a new scenery. :)

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  • Very cool! I want Legos in my terrarium!

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    • Do you need some? I have 2389473298573289521 that I can send you!

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