Crafts4Kids grow your own garden

Crafts4Kids grow your own garden is a great activity to get your children growing and we decided that Easter was the perfect time to get growing. Crafts4Kids is a website full of creative and educational gifts for all ages and has some very unique and exciting kits with everything you might need to both craft and experiment to your heart’s content.

flower garden

Crafts4kids our grow my first ever garden kit RRP £14.99 comes with everything you need. The box with its drawn flowers contains a windowsill planter, crayons, soil, seeds, dibber, and labels. To get started simply remove the jacket and start personalizing your window box. With a line drawn flowers box to colour-in,keen artists will love this little garden. The boy was surprisingly keen to get colouring and got out a box of art supplies he had been given for Christmas. Usually reluctant to put coloured pen to paper I think being at home for two weeks meant anything new became fun! The only problem we had with this kit was the box was wobbly on its side and difficult to colour in but this wasn’t too much of a problem and we found that not leaning on it hard helped.colour-in

Next fill with the box with the soil provided (save a small amount to cover the seeds) and sow the seeds with the dibber. Choose from Nasturtium, Sunflower, Cosmos, and Cornflower, these easy to grow plants are ideal for kids as they are pretty much fail proof! At least I hoped they were as I have never been that good at growing anything from seed. It turns out however that the boy might have green fingers like his great Nan. Next label, water in and keep damp as they seeds take 14 – 21 days to germinate depending on the environment. Once your seedling have appeared you can choose to pot on, plant out or thin and grow in their window box.planting seeds

We enjoyed looking at the different seeds, the shapes and sizes and the boy was fascinated by how different they all were. The grow your own garden window box looks bright and colourful on our kitchen window, and our seedlings took less than a week to pop their little heads out of the soil. We decided to have a guess at which would be first and the results were surprising as I was convinced that the sunflowers would win. I hope we have some beautiful flowers to plant out later in the year, now we just have to look after them.crafts 4 kids gardening

Crafts4Kids have a great range of kits and toys for every age group. We loved our gardening kit, and would recommend this as a great different gift. With an easy to navigate website, drop downs you can choose an age range, interest or simply how much you want to spend. I have found some great kits for the boy who is really getting into experiments and science and will keep them in mind for his birthday later in the year.

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139 thoughts on “Crafts4Kids grow your own garden

  1. My four are all growing sunflowers at the mo to see who can grow the tallest lol! At least it gets them nurturing and measuring! We have a greenhouse and grow a frew salad vegetables, including tomatoes, lettuce onion, cucumber and cress.

  2. We are currently growing sunflowers – trying to beat last years height 🙂
    We also have some edible flowers growing too – not grown them or eaten them before but sounded interesting x

    • Edible flowers sound interesting! I might have to look for some of those, as they would be very pretty on a cake!

  3. We’ve never grown anything with Little Lady yet, she’s quite interesting in looking at the shoots that are appearing on our bulbs in the garden, so have actually been looking for something to do together. These look great.
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  4. My little boy and husband have just planted pumpkins, herbs, rocket, tomatoes and peas. My little boy absolutely loves gardening…:-)

  5. My two boys love digging in the garden – they planted some flowers and herbs at the weekend and we are just getting ready for vegetables. I think this is a great idea to get children excited and involved x

  6. we have started growing some peas & runner beans, would love to add some colourful flowers to our garden now x

  7. We grow herbs and tomato plants, a favourite of the childrens (cough) and mine is egg heads with cress 🙂 fantastic

  8. Broad beans – really easy to grow, plus they grow really fast & plentiful so there’s lots for the kids to pick.

  9. Trees – I love trees … preferably fruit trees, but we are currently encouraging some small trees we’ve rescued and are taking up my made up box borders.
    When they are ready to transport, we’re taking to plant in the fields and then we’ll start on the easy things like carrots, sunflowers and peas.

    Herbs are easy too and a good way for kids to learn about fresh flavours.
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  10. we have tomato plants and we like to grow sunflowers too, see whos gets the biggest 🙂 (which is never mine by the way lol)

  11. Sunflowers, daffodils and I’ve also let my minded kids grown their own individual pots of grass for discovery play.

  12. In the short term cress and bean sprouts but to develop patience potatoes, carrots, beetroot and kidney beans 3:)

  13. Cress, it’s nice and easy and you see quick results and you can make it fun by growing it in egg shells & making funny faces with it as “hair”

  14. My grandson has just turned 2 years old. We haven’t planted anything yet but he has shown an interest in flowers and plants. This would be a fabulous way to get him started! Personally I would love to plant some sunflowers with him and watch them grow 🙂

  15. We’re currently growing sunflowers, plus lots of veggies for the allotment. If it involves soil, my little boy loves it!

  16. I’m growing sunflowers with my daughters in memory of their little friend who lost his battle with cancer last week.

    • You are welcome, and now I just have the responsibility of trying to stop the slugs and snails from eating all out little seedlings!

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