Kids adore gardening. They love to plant seeds, they love to wear garden gloves, and they really love garden tools!! So if you are planning a garden make a point to get the grandkids involved.
I will tell you this (from personal experience)....depending on the age of the kid, planting seeds can take a really, really long time. Patience Rowdy Grandma, patience!! If you plant seeds you probably need plant markers...I have a tough time remembering what we planted where...the older I get the tougher it gets!!
Here's one stuck next to some dill and cilantro...we call him Herb!!!
The rowdies and I have come up with a great little craft to do in the spring when we plant our garden.
Rosemary smells heavenly!!
Plant markers from old scrap wood. The only other thing you need for this project is paint. The markers we have made are from six inches to a couple of feet in height. If you make them small in height they are really cute in potted plants.
This is another craft where imagination is key. The stakes may be painted only in bright colors with the name of the plant on it, or they may like the idea of painting their own plant on the stake. Kids love painting faces so they may want to paint a person or their own face on the plant marker.
People plant marker!!
Another cool idea for these sticks is to paint the face and name of everyone in the family...grandma, grandpa, mom and dad and kids and place them all together in the garden to create a family tree.
Lyndsey's people plant marker!!!
It is a good idea to spray them with an acrylic sealer when dry, they last longer in the garden.
As an alternative to scrap wood you could also purchase a strip of molding or other type of wood from the hardware store and cut it into strips.
After they are painted try wrapping them with wire and adding beads and other trinkets.
These have been in my garden for years!!!