DIY Monster Herb Planters

These DIY Monster Herb Planters are a great way to recycle and reuse plastic mugs and bottles in a fun kids crafting activity. It’s a simple, quick & engaging activity that encourages creative thought and provides enjoyment and interest for long after the crafting is complete.
This crafting activity incorporates many different elements of early learning including both fine and gross motor skills, the concept of recycling, repurposing and reusing products as well as learning about specific plants and herbs – what they require to survive and why. This is an important lesson in nature and our ability to grow our own food for creating healthy meals.
My son loves the outdoors and his love for monsters paired with is intense desire to drench every plant he sees in water, made this a very engaging crafting activity for him. He has been interested in seeing the herbs daily and insists on watering them when, too.
The reason that we chose herbs is because we love to cook and because these containers are small enough to fit on our kitchen window, it means that they can remain indoors (out of the reach of our resident possums!!) and allow for easy access and regular engagement. We chose a curly leafed Parsley (because it’s delicious with our morning eggs and because my son has curly hair) and we also chose Sage because of the soft, velvety leaves that go so beautifully with chicken dishes.
You could use any old container for this DIY Monster Herb Planters activity – and they needn’t even be herbs. How much you decorate these planters will depend on how old your little ones are and whether you intend for these to be indoors or outdoors. You could use any plant that you like – I suggest something hardy (very hardy!) and to make sure that you make holes in the bottom of plant containers that require better drainage.
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Suggested materials:

  • Plastic
  • Plant

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  • William
    on Aug 22, 2016

    Lots of nice crafts you make! Something to get kids involved with.

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