Kids Crafts at Home

Bradford Greenhouses Blog

‘With all that is going on in the world, we are trying to stay positive and enjoy the wonderful things nature has to offer. While we are taking all the necessary measures to maintain a healthy and safe environment for our staff, customers and community, we are busy working behind the scenes getting the flowers ready for the much-anticipated Spring season ahead of us! During this time of social distancing, we will do our best to fill your feeds with cheerful pictures of nature to remind everyone of the brighter times ahead!’

During this time of social distancing, we would like to introduce Kid’s Crafts for under $10.00 to do at home. Visit our Barrie or Bradford stores to pick up your supplies or call customer service to have a package put together for quick and easy pick up! *Please note that painting and crafts supply is not sold at Bradford Greenhouses*

Spring Into the Season

Ingredients:

  • Clay Pot
  • Clay Saucer
  • Potting Soil
  • 4” Plant

You will also need:

  • Painting Supplies

Recipe:

  1. Paint clay pot and saucer and allow to dry
  2. Fill clay pot ¾ full of potting soil and dwell in the center
  3. Remove plant from supplier pot and place in clay pot, fill with more potting soil and firmly pat soil around plant
  4. Water plant and follow care instructions for selected variety

Let It Grow

Ingredients:

  • Seed Starting Mix
  • Grass Seed

You will also need:

  • Googly Eyes
  • Pom Pom
  • Glue
  • 2L Empty Plastic Bottle

Recipe:

  1. Cut 2L plastic bottle in half 
  2. Glue on googly eyes and pom pom nose
  3. Fill bottle with seed starting mix
  4. Sprinkle grass seed on soil
  5. Keep soil moist until sprouted
  6. Once grass has sprouted allow to dry in between watering

Hoppy Spring

Ingredients:

  • 4” Bulb
  • Potting Soil
  • Clay Pot

You will also need:

  • Painting Supplies
  • Foam paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue

Recipe:

  1. Paint clay pot and allow to dry
  2. Cut out foam pieces in bunny ear and foot shapes and glue to pot
  3. Glue on googly eyes
  4. Fill pot with potting soil
  5. Transplant bulbs into clay pot and firmly pat into place
  6. Water and follow care instructions for plant variety

Garry the Grass Head

Ingredients:

  • Seed Starting Mix
  • Grass Seed

You will also need:

  • Nylons
  • Googly Eyes

Recipe:

  1. Fill bottom of nylons with grass seed
  2. Fill nylons with seed starting mix and tie off with a tight knot
  3. Use elastics to make a nose and ears
  4. Glue on google eyes
  5. Soak nylon head upside down (grass seed down) in cup of water
  6. Keep grass seed head moist until sprouted
  7. Once sprouted spray grass with water once a day
  8. Trim into desired hair cut!

SoCuteLent Chick

Ingredients:

  • Succulents
  • Cactus & Succulent Potting Mix
  • Clay Pot
  • Clay Saucer

You will also need:

  • Painting Supplies
  • Feathers
  • Coloured Paper
  • Permanent Marker

Recipe:

  1. Paint clay pot and allow to dry
  2. Cut coloured paper in beak shape and glue on pot
  3. Draw eyes
  4. Glue on feather
  5. Fill clay pot with soil mix
  6. Transplant succulents
  7. Moisten the soil around plants
  8. Allow to dry out completely in between watering

Punny Plants

Ingredients:

  • Clay Pot
  • Clay Saucer
  • Small Plant (herb, succulent, cactus, etc.)
  • Potting Soil

You will also need:

  • Paint Supplies
  • Permanent Marker or Word Stamp

Recipe:

  1. Paint clay pot and saucer and allow to dry
  2. Draw on desired plant pun or use to word stamp
  3. Fill pot ¾ with potting soil
  4. Transplant plant
  5. Water and follow care instructions for plant variety