Text reads, "Make your own terrarium. Create a miniature ode to the great outdoors."
Wednesday May 13 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Create a Terrarium

Use items found in and around your house to make a terrarium, inspired by artwork in the Hunter’s collection.

A terrarium is a beautiful and creative way to bring a little nature indoors and teach younger family members about the water cycle (precipitation, runoff, evaporation and condensation).

What you will need:

  • An empty, clean glass container such as a pickle jar, spaghetti sauce or salsa jar. It should have a mouth that is big enough to put in items without too much of a struggle!
  • Dirt (from your yard, garden, top soil or potting soil)
  • Gravel, crushed rocks or sand (can be gathered from outside)- a terrarium can be made with out this layer if you do not have this item!
  • Moss from a walk
  • Small rocks, shells or other decorative material
  • Small plant with roots that likes warm, moist environments (ferns, succulents, tropical house plant) — these can be gathered from outside or pulled from a house plant. The plant just needs to have its own root system established but can be pulled from a larger, healthier plant, and placed in water to establish roots before hand. Learn how here.
  • A small toy or decorative object to add as a fun decoration (optional)

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Posted by Hunter Museum of American Art on Wednesday, May 6, 2020