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DIY Terrarium

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A homemade terrarium, coming right up! Let sunny weather inspire this kids’ terrarium, complete with a ladybug made from air drying clay.

Steps:

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DIY Fish Tank Step 1

1 Make a ladybug for inside the terrarium. Roll 1 large and medium ball of clay, then connect to make the body and head. Roll 2 small balls of clay for the eyes, flatten, then connect them to the medium ball.

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DIY Fish Tank Step 2

2 Using a chenille stem, poke 2 holes in the medium ball of clay. Dry overnight.

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DIY Fish Tank Step 3

3 Set the ladybug on a disposable plate, then paint the large and medium balls red with paint brush. Dry 1–2 hours.

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DIY Fish Tank Step 4

4 With blue glitter glue, make spots across the body. Put 2 dots on small clay balls for eyes. Dry 3–4 hours.

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DIY Fish Tank Step 5

5 Cut a chenille stem for antennae and insert into each of the poked holes.

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DIY Fish Tank Step 6

6 Use window crayons and markers to color and draw an outdoor scene on the outside of the bowl.

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DIY Fish Tank Step 7

7 Fill your terrarium with soil and moss, then place in the ladybug.

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DIY Fish Tank Step 8

8 Display the homemade terrarium anywhere around the house.

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Make a smaller version of this terrarium craft inside a mason jar!
  • Fill the glass container with other found objects and earthy elements.
  • Want a different theme? Create a different animal out of Model Magic and draw a corresponding scene on the outside of the bowl.
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