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Gardening and DIY with Kids This Spring

When it gets to this time of year, where the weather is a bit more clement, my mind is always full of all of the DIY and garden stuff that I’d like to do and now that the kids are older and a little more able to get involved (don’t worry, I won’t let Burrito Baby hold any power tools!) I’ve been thinking about things we can do together. Luckily, my friends from the blogging world are the BEST source of inspiration, so I thought I’d share some brilliant posts with you of my favourite projects that they’ve done.

How to Make a Tardis Wardrobe

I’ve you’ve got a gaggle of mini Whovians living in your house then this guide to making a tardis wardrobe is perfect for you. Husband and I really encourage the girls to have their interests and try to indulge them as far as possible so I absolutely love the fact that Penny at Parentshaped has nurtured her daughter’s love for all things Doctor Who with her bedroom furniture.

CD Fish Bird Scarers

CD fish bird scarers

I absolutely LOVE this idea for DIY bird-scarers that Liz over at Me and My Shadow made with her daughter to protect their home garden patch. As well as upcycling and making use of old CDs, thus keeping them out of landfill, they look really pretty too. Such a great project to do with kid as you can be as creative as you like with how you decorate them. This post is being brought to you in association with Rancho Cucamonga garden and tree care providers – they’re experts in tree care and can make any garden space look amazing!

DIY Matchbox Drawer Chest

Red Ted Art DIY matchbox drawers

Something that we ALWAYS need more of in our house is storage, so I love the idea of making ourselves some storage solutions out of other things. These cute little drawers from Red Ted Art are the perfect place to keep art supplies and school stuff, and I’ll definitely be making some of these with the girls.

Top Tips for Gardening With Children

At the risk of going a bit meta, Carolin at Mummy Alarm has put together another rundown post, sharing a whole load of other posts about gardening with kids. It’s a real wealth of information which will be useful in the months to come and I’m going to go through and read all of it with interest.

Bedroom in a Box

Dulux Bedroom in a BoxMaking design decisions can be really tricky, especially when you’re trying to stick to a theme, which is why Dulux decided to make the “Bedroom in a Box”, which Sian at Helpful Mum reviewed. She chose a jungle theme for her kids and takes us through exactly how she dealt with the makeover, as well as giving her opinion on the results.

Five Easy Foods to Grow with Kids

If you’re planning on growing veg this spring and summer with your kids, Emma at The Syders has got some excellent suggestions of what you can grow. When I was a kid, I loved nothing more than helping my grandad to pick the peas and runner beans he’d grown in the garden and I think it’s really important for kids to see where food comes from…plus, NOTHING tastes better than strawberries grown in your own garden!

Planting and Sowing

Emmy’s Mummy has got another great gardening post about how to get the kids involved with the planting and sowing stage of gardening, perfect for this time of year. They’re growing a whole variety of different fruit and veg which will be a fabulous crop once they’re all grown and ready for harvest.

Easy DIY Crepe Paper Tulips Craft Tutorial

Tulips are one of my favourite flowers (have you ever seen the black ones?!) and this tulip craft is absolutely perfect for this time of year when the flowers are starting to bloom. As Katie says, they’d be the perfect centrepiece for an Easter dinner, but I also think they’d be ideal for Mother’s Day too, especially if your Mum has allergies and can’t have real flowers.

21 thoughts on “Gardening and DIY with Kids This Spring

  1. Thanks to your suggestion, I and my son have a lot of meaningful activities at our small garden. It helps him creative and become active more. Thank you so much for your experience and sharing.

  2. The DIY is interesting, I will let the kids pick their favorite from the list, hope they enjoy their time with these activites. Nice post to know.

  3. Well composed articles like yours renews my faith in today’s writers. You’ve written information I can finally agree on as well as make use of.

  4. Nothing is better than let kids spend more time outside, do more green. They also can learn about how to grow their own food. Nice post. Thanks a lot.

  5. I remember doing those types of things with my mum when I was younger. I used to think I was sooo grown up. Hopefully, I will carry that on with my kids.

  6. Well composed articles like yours renews my faith in today’s writers. You’ve written information I can finally agree on as well as make use of.

  7. I am in love with your matchbox chest. I remember, how I built the same small furniture when I was 5 to 8 years old. Such a pretty thing!

  8. What a lovely collection of activities! When kids join activities like this, they can experience, first hand, the miracle of life while planting a seed and then watching it grow. Thanks for sharing and I’m looking forward to reading new post, I hope to learn from you more.

  9. strawberries taste good. I also want to grow them in my garden. Can you suggest some good variety of the strawberries? Also, It would be fun growing it with my little niece. Children enjoy themselves in nature surrounding.

  10. Your collection of activities is great. I find Five Easy Foods to Grow with Kids extremely good for me. I have a small garden and I will have my nieces to grow veg this spring with me. I will check The Syders suggestions of what we can grow. Thanks for sharing.

  11. While planting flowers, shrubs or trees, children are indirectly taught many different facets of science such as the plant’s life cycle or how human intervention can either make or break the environment. They can experience, first hand, the miracle of life while planting a seed and then watching it grow. And gardening can also be a new experience for your children. Watching the seed they have planted blossom into a beautiful flower or tree is just as wondrous an experience for children as giving birth to a child is to us. Children will learn to love, take care of and appreciate the life plants have in them. Gardening can help a child learn how life should be treated–with love and care. The necessities to live will be taught to children through the help of gardening –sunlight, air, water, soil. Plants necessities to live could be compared to a human’s necessities for life, for example, shelter, water, air and food.

    Cheers then.

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