DIY Gardening Kids

Spring Activity / DIY Dinosaur Planters


Spring is here (although the temps say otherwise) and for us that means lots of playing in dirt and fun with plants! To jump start our spring gardening we… didn’t plant a garden. Nope. Since we’re moving to who knows where, we decided to put gardening on hold.

We did make the CUTEST little dinosaur planters that seem to be increasing in popularity. These dinosaur planters are the perfect addition to any indoor or outdoor kid space. At under $3 a piece, you can afford to make an army of these little guys and give them as gifts. Party favors, whaaaat? Oh and they look great spray painted too! So let’s get started!


Toy Dinosaurs
Assorted Succulent Plants
Cactus Potting Soil
Cutting Knife

You can find these materials at Walmart. The dinosaurs are $1 each and succulents range from $2-$4 depending on variety.



In each dinosaur, carefully carve out a hole large enough for a plant. Cut drainage holes at the base of each dinosaur.

Carefully remove plants from their original pot and re-pot them into the dinosaurs. Fill in any gaps with residual cactus soil.

Easy peasy!

Have you started sprucing up for spring? What DIY gardening projects are you working on? I’d love to know!

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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    Sophia@NY Foodgasm
    April 29, 2015 at 12:39 PM

    OMG this is AMAZING!!! Sooo adorable! Especially for a kids room!

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