School holiday activity the kids loved. We made a herb garden. Thanks to Pinterest, I am chockers full of ideas all the time, and this is an amalgam of a few of them.
I got some terracotta pots from Bunnings, and some purdy colours and set the kids up painting them all different colours. I hammered soup spoons from a thrift store flat for the plant markers.
I mixed and matched the colours so it was a nice display. I have basil, mint, chives, dill and parsley growing now.
Makes me happy to walk up to the front door being welcomed by bright cheery pots :).
One thing which didn't work out as desired. I mixed the tile grout with the paint to create chalkboard paint as in the Martha Stewart instructions but it didn't work out well. It was lumpy and dried out. So I ended up just writing the names on in permanent marker instead. So when I undoubtedly kill the plants I'll have to redo the spoons instead of just redoing the name.