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Gardening With Kids — Make Some Magic!

Gardening with kids can be a lot of fun, I promise!  Especially if you know a few different tricks and ideas. I love involving my kids in activities that give them a little responsibility with a side of education and fun, and these kinds of garden projects are just the thing!

I’ve pulled together a few of my favorite (kid-friendly, of course) ideas to help get those green thumbs growing early, just click through the slideshow below and prepare to get those hands dirty! (Also, remember the very first Olive Us episode? Garden Day!)

Dinosaur Planter 1 of 8
Those plastic dinosaurs are good for something other than tripping over on your way down the stairs. Grab a few and and enlist some help from your littles to turn them into super cool succulent planters instead.

Inspiration via Dixie DIY here
Windowsill Cactus Garden 2 of 8
Cacti are pretty hard to kill, making them reasonably kid friendly I suppose, as long as you do all the cactus handling and let them do the prep and minimal watering. A windowsill cactus garden would be an easy way to add a little greenery to your home and get your kids involved in the best, low-maintenence kind of way.

Inspiration via Spoonful here
Little Farmer Baskets 3 of 8
Sometimes, it's all about the presentation. Am I right? You know it. Put together a little farmer basket like this to help get your kids excited about the process, then put them to work!

Inspiration via Design Mom here
City Planning Garden Markers 4 of 8
These are the best! Turn your garden into its only little city with these super fun DIY City Planning garden markers. Your kids will have a blast with this fun idea, and your garden traffic will always flow nicely.

Inspiration via Imagine Childhood here
Tin Can Planters 5 of 8
It doesn't get much easier than this, a simple container garden using recycled tin cans. Plant a kid friendly herb garden, so easy and fun!

Inspiration via Homeyohmy here
Living Monogram 6 of 8
Enlist your kid's help with planting and help them place the seeds in the shape of their first initial. They'll love watching the greenery fill in. So fun! It doesn't get much easier than this, a simple container garden using recycled tin cans. Plant a kid friendly herb garden, so easy and fun!

Inspiration via Putti's World here
Butterfly Feeder 7 of 8
A butterfly feeder is a great way to attract some small winged friends to your garden. Keep it filled with fresh supplies and watch them fly in and out, how neat!

Inspiration via eHow here
Monogram Planters 8 of 8
These are made using those cardboard letters you can find at craft stores. Let your kids pick out the flowers and then plant away. Such a cool idea!

Inspiration via Henry Happened here

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