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DIY Terrarium



Let sunny weather inspire this kids’ terrarium, complete with a ladybug made from air drying clay.


CRAYOLA Air Dry Clay

CRAYOLA Paint Brush

CRAYOLA Glitter Glue

CRAYOLA Window Markers

Disposable Plate


CRAYOLA Chenille Stems

CRAYOLA Washable Paint

CRAYOLA Scissors

CRAYOLA Window Crayons

Glass Bowl




1.Make a ladybug for inside the terrarium. Roll 1 large and medium ball of clay, then connect to make the body and head. Roll 2 small balls of clay for the eyes, flatten, then connect them to the medium ball.

2.Using a chenille stem, poke 2 holes in the medium ball of clay. Dry overnight.

3.Set the ladybug on a disposable plate, then paint the large and medium balls red with paint brush. Dry 1 to 2 hours.

4.With blue glitter glue, make spots across the body. Put 2 dots on small clay balls for eyes. Dry 3 to 4 hours.

5.Cut a chenille stem for antennae and insert into each of the poked holes.

6.Use window crayons and markers to color and draw an outdoor scene on the outside of the bowl.

7.Fill your terrarium with soil and moss; place in the ladybug.

8.Display the homemade terrarium anywhere around the house.



-Make a smaller version of this terrarium craft inside a mason jar!

-Fill the glass container with other found objects and earthy elements.

-Want a different theme? Create a different animal out of Model Magic and draw a corresponding scene on the outside of the bowl.


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