DIY Kid Activities: Tin Can Planters

A traditional garden may be outside, in the ground, but at HealthBarn USA, we love to get creative with planting!  We’ve shared activities about making eggshell planters and newspaper planters, and now we wanted to show you how to make tin can planters.  Place them in windowsills to get plenty of sunlight.  They’ll not only […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Hairy Caterpillar

Kids love bugs—so what better way to introduce them to gardening than with their very own silly hairy caterpillar?!  These caterpillars are easy to make, very cute, and super cool when they start to grow grassy hair in just a few short weeks! Time: 30 minutes, and a few weeks for grass to grow. Materials: […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Stepping Stones

Add a personalized touch to your garden with these great, crafty stepping stones!  All you need is some quick drying cement—which is easier to work with than it may sound—and some objects from nature.  Kids at the Barn love adding their handprints to their stepping stones and placing them in the garden.  It becomes their […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Coffee Ground Fossils

Your kids may be too young for coffee, but they can definitely have fun playing with it!  Using old coffee grounds, coffee, and some other kitchen basics, kids can create “fossils” for a mini archaeology lesson.  Make sure to explain what real fossils are, and once the coffee ground fossils are dry, you might even […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Sprouting Beans

Have you ever eaten bean sprouts on a salad or in a sandwich?  They add a lot of texture to a dish, and tons of super nutrition!  Sprouts are very young beans, and they are very nutrient dense.  Did you know you can sprout beans at home?  It’s a very simple process and super easy […]

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