It is that time of year when the kids are itching to get outside and burn some stink off. Spring is when the kids are dusting off the bikes, scooters and pogo sticks. For us grown ups, this is when we are doing an inventory of our plants, flowers, trees and whatever else we need to update in the yard. If you have kids, you know how much they love to get outside and play in the dirt. Bearing that in mind, what a better way to get some family time in by doing an outdoor project together. If you find gardening time consuming or are afraid it will be too difficult to do, the folks over at Scott's can help! They have created a campaign to erase the stigma many people have about gardening. With The Gro Project, they are showing parents and kids how fun and easy gardening can be. The Gro Project are simple projects parents and kids can do together. These projects are easy to follow and the kids get to play in the dirt and see their finished product in a short time period.
Get Your Kids To Play In The Dirt
If you want to get your kids to play in the dirt and learn at the same time, The Gro Project by Miracle-Gro is for you! When you visit the Facebook page, you will see a handful of projects that you and your kids can do together. Now these are just examples and you are encouraged to make up your own Gro Project to share. Maybe you and the kids could go on a treasure hunt in the basement or attic and find some unusual items that could be incorporated into a Gro Project of your own. If you have created a Gro Project of your own, be sure to pin it so everyone can see it!
The Gro Project my family liked is the Origami Garden, which can be found on the Miracle-Gro Facebook page that is super fun and super easy to create. See which of the fun garden projects you like using LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advance Starter Kit or Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food.
Here is what you will need for your project and you probably have a lot of these items at home already.
- Yarn or string
- Metal ring for hanging
- A small plant
- Miracle-Gro® Moisture Control Potting Mix
- Origami Instructions (found on the Facebook page)
- Macrame Instructions (found on the Facebook page)
- Miracle-Gro® Shake ‘n Feed® Plant Food
Here is what you do:
- Step 1: Use the origami template you printed to draw a polygon on a piece of cardboard. Now cut the shape out.
- Step 2: Fold your cardboard according to instructions. Glue the overlapping pieces together.
- Step 3: While you wait for the glue to dry, follow the macrame instructions to knot your hanger.
Step 4: Fill a lightweight pot with potting mix, then transfer your plant to it. When your origami
planter is completely dry, you can out the potted plant in it.
- Step 5: Now you are ready to hang your new potted plant for everyone to admire! Do not forget to water and feed your plant with your Miracle-Gro® Shake ‘n Feed® Plant Food.
See how fun and easy it can be to get your kids to sprout a green thumb? With the Miracle Gro Pinterest page, many gardeners, from novice to seasoned can share stories. This is a great forum to show pictures, get inspired and see what all the other gardeners out there are doing.