DIY Mason Jar Terrariums : Easy Kids Activity (Instructions)

This is such a fun craft to do with your family to get ready for Spring. You can also use this project as decorations in your home and change them with the seasons. 

The weather is warming up and what better way to celebrate than with these cute DIY mini glass jar terrariums!

If you don’t have a green thumb but love the look of greenery in the home then this craft is a perfect way to add the look without all the upkeep. You can also add in succulents and air plants to make the terrariums even more interesting…

How to Make a Terrarium with Kids

Let’s get started!

How to Make Mason Jar Terrariums

How to Make Mason Jar Terrariums

Yield: 1 terrarium
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5-$10


  • - Mason Jar/Glass Vase
  • - Small rocks
  • - Green moss
  • - Miniature figurines or accessories (anything you prefer that can fit in jar)


  • You can use a fork or your hands to move the items around in the jar. If it's a small opening, you can also use tweezers!


    Once you have all the below items gathered, you're ready to start creating your terrarium!

    1. Fill your terrarium jar with rocks to create a base that you can build on. Fill it a little less than 1/4 of the way full. You can also fill it less if you'd like.

    2. Use the green moss to create a grassy area over the rocks. Try to make it as flat as possible. You can fill it more or less depending on how much you'd like it your terrarium.

    3. Add in other colorful moss and succulents if you'd like to add live plants to your terrarium. You can also find air plants that don't need much upkeep.

    4. Place your figurines and accessories in last. You can find trinkets and small details at Hobby Lobby or the Dollar Tree to create different scenes.


There are so many different scenes and themes you can create in your terrarium. We just went to the local craft store and let the kiddos pick out their favorite things.

**The Dollar Tree will also have a lot of cheap things you can add in without having to spend a fortune. So, scope the $ Store isles to find cute & unique items to include in your child's terrarium project.

You can also decorate them for the different seasons!

That’s it! Easy as 1, 2, 3!

There are so many different avenues you can take when decorating the inside. 

We hope you have fun creating this adorable craft (& decoration) with your family!

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