I saw a resurrection garden last year, made simply with dirt, grass seeds, a cup, sticks, and a plant saucer and made a mental note to be sure to make one with the kids this year because the just sprouted grass growing around the tomb was such a beautiful metaphor for the new life that Easter represents.
Well, I didn't want to buy a whole bag of grass seed for a little project, so when I saw a more "fairy garden" style of resurrection garden, I knew we had our project.
The total cost for this project was zero dollars because I was able to use old pots and bits and pieces of our existing landscape.
Really, all you need is a cup, a pot, and some dirt. Fill the pot with dirt and press the cup into iton its side. Then mound up the dirt over the top and back of the cup for a hill. After that, you can plant seeds or gather cuttings from your garden to transplant. Groundcovers work especially well.
Each of my children gravitated towards the jobs that suited their ages and personalities. My three year old gathered rocks while my eleven year old carefully scraped up moss and the dirt it grew on. I trimmed bits of succulent and groundcover to plant. My daughter gathered flowers to decorate with.
We we were all super happy with the final result:
As soon as we finished, my daughter immediately asked for an old pot and cup so she could make her own garden. I helped her separate out some of succulent clippings and bits of groundcover, but she did the rest on her own.
Here is her creation:
I like how the old pot gives the impression of an aged garden wall.
I think my daughter may have found a passion for creating tiny worlds. I'll have to introduce her to building fairy gardens next!
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