Planter Friend

Plant Friend (5)

Veronika has been so excited for spring because it means gardening! “We get to water the flowers!” she keeps telling me. Finally we’re getting around to some flowers for our patio, and Veronika helped create her own planter “friend”.

To start, rip a colored napkin into small pieces (which is great for fine-motor skills), and use mod podge to adhere around the bottom of a clean and empty soda bottle. Let dry.

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Your child can use felt, construction paper, and wiggle eyes to make any animal friend they want. Veronika chose an elephant, so I cut a trunk, eyes, and ear shapes from construction paper.

Plant Buddy (3)

We had purchased a small plant at the market and Veronika very carefully helped transfer dirt and the plant into her new planter.

Plant Buddy (2)

Be sure to add water! This is a great and easy intro to gardening for preschoolers.

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