Gardening can be a fantastic family affair, so if you have kids, why not get them involved early? Depending on the age of your kids, there are lots of different ways for them to help out, from pulling weeds to helping dig new holes for new plants, or even spreading a bit of mulch.
But gardening isn’t just about the hard work! Every garden needs a bit of sunshine and playfulness, and we’ve assembled some really cool projects that are kid-friendly, meaning that your kids will definitely love to help out when you go to make them.
1. Rain Barrel
Your kids can help with the painting and decorating a plastic rain barrel and create a beautiful one. The base coat on the project is white, creating a pristine, bright canvas to paint on various flowers and raindrops in green, blue, yellow, pink, and even violet.
2. Recycled Rainboot Planters
Another easy project you can do with your kids. These boots are filled with trailing greenery and tiny blooms, spilling out of the top of the boot. The boots are hung neatly on the fence by looping the handles over a sturdy nail.
3. DIY Rainbow Paver Hopscotch
With a total of eleven pavers, you can create this easy lasting hopscotch pattern with your kids. Just paint each paver the color you like, add the numbers, and let it dry. Once they are dry, arrange the pavers on your lawn and let the kids have at it.
4. DIY Plant Markers
For this project your kids can help, but a presence of an adult is a must. This project involves using an x-acto knife. Your kids can collect the proper-sized sticks and create the markers. The adults shouls clear the bark from the end of one of the sticks using the x-acto knife. The kids can later use sharpies to label the sticks and add them to your garden.
5. DIY Garden Treasure Jars
This is another easy and fun project you can do with your kids. Make them attach glass stones to mason jars with some glue. The light will shine through them and will add sparkle and cast beautiful shadows. At night add some solar lights to make them glow. Inside of the glass jars you can hide a map with clues, or watch them hide their own treasures.
6. Bowling Ball Garden Art Ladybug
This is an amazing project for artistic kids. The base is a simple bowling ball painted in red and black to look like a giant ladybug. Black caulk fills the finger and thumb holes. The antennae are placed into the caulk in the finger holes completing the look. You’ll want to make many of these and place them around the garden!
7. DIY Bird Bath
8. Brick Herb Markers
The bricks in this project are nice and sturdy, and hold up against the weather. This project was made by sketching out the words in pencil first, and then repeating them with a permanent marker. The bricks are easy to read, stay in place and look awesome!
9. Vegetable Garden Rock Signs
10. Milk Carton Planters
11. Mini Egg Landscapes