Our garden is really growing and we have already made a few spinach salads. We planted 4 raised beds (instructions here) this year and we have quite a variety. I can’t always remember what all we have out there so I decided to get my 2-year-old in on a little garden marker project. You know, so I can remember if those are black beans or pinto beans… At first I thought I would just find some pop-cycle sticks around the house and have my toddler help me make those into garden markers but I couldn’t find any. I think that might be a “mom fail” but instead of getting depressed and eating cookies I just looked for an alternative and found some wooden clothes pins. Then I realized that those would be great because I could attach them to walls of my raised bed garden. I gave my toddler permanent markers (in a well ventilated environment of course) and let him go to town! It was a “usable” craft that entertained my toddler for a good 15 minutes. Here’s a recap of our simple garden marker craft project for kids.
- Wooden Clothes pins
- Permanent Marker or paint
- A willing child to participate in your project (Please note that my kid is 2, so his coloring skills aren’t yet mastered).
So there you have it. A fun way to get your kid in on helping finish up all your garden preparations! It’s a simple garden marker craft project for kids that might get them to stop watching Curious George for a minute and focus on some hand-eye coordination. Heaven knows I could use a little of that myself! Don’t forget, if you’re kid loves painting, they might enjoy dipping these in paint or painting them themselves. I had to hand write the vegetable names on the sticks. In some cases he only wanted to color one side so I wrote on the opposite side. Happy planting!
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