I created this dinosaur garden for a friend's two little boys who love dinosaurs! We've made fairy garden's before (see HERE and HERE) but this was also so fun to make and I know that I can't wait to make one for my own two dinosaur lovers :) It's a fun way to add a bit of pretend play to giving a child the gentle responsibility of caring for their own plants.
I used a large ceramic pot, some amazing and unique succulents, regular (don't use fertilized soil for succulents) potting soil, plastic dinosaur fossil skulls, and plastic dinosaurs.
The pot had a drainage hole, but I did add a layer of rock to the bottom before covering with soil.
Oh I just love succulents! I made sure I picked some very unique ones that the boys would find interesting. My oldest (4 1/2) loved these! Especially the ones that look like they have teeth and the other ones that look like they have spider webs on them.
I chose succulents not only for their uniqueness, but also because most are very easy to care for. They are hardy plants that can take on a lot of sun and require little water.
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