Looking for a fun, easy, and child-friendly project this spring or Easter? Grab some clean jars and Easter candy and spend an hour or two creating your perfect terrarium...from candy. Sure there might be a bit of nibbling between grass placements or bunny inserting, but that's part of the fun! These Easter candy terrariums are a sure-fire hit and a great addition to your Easter decor (granted...they might not last long :))
- clean, empty jars
- Easter candy
suggestions: pastel M & M's, chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies, gummy bears, cotton candy, colored sugar, green licorice
- Make sure everyone has clean hands, and that you have a clean surface to put the candy on. Even if you don't put the candy directly on the table or counter, the kids absolutely will when they make their grass and nests and all that.
- Allow the children to build their terrarium however they would like. Suggest that the M & M's, cotton candy, and/or colored sugar be used first to be the "dirt". Green licorice could perhaps be grass or a nest, cotton candy a hill, and of course bunnies...bunnies.
- Create terrariums for each child in place of traditional Easter baskets.
- Use terrariums as the Easter dinner decor. Get the children to make them early in the day, set them on the table, and allow them to have them when dinner is cleared.
- Use small jars with a mini terrarium as a great place setting for your holiday dinner.
- In place of candy try making a garden with veggies. Broccoli as trees, mushrooms as...mushrooms, parsley is a fern, etc...