Dinosaur garden. Recycled tyre project

11 Jun

This Dinosaur Garden is great for pre-schoolers and older children and is very easy to make.

You will need:

An old car tyre – most garages are more than happy to hand an old one over for nothing

Tin of old paint (outdoor paint is best)

Bag of compost

Some rocks, pebbles or stones

Garden Gravel

Prehistoric looking plants… ferns are great for this!

Some Dinosaurs!

How to make it

First paint your tyre. It is best to use outdoor paint if the tyre is not under-cover. Leave to dry overnight.

Line your tyre with an old compost bag. Make a few holes in the bottom for drainage. Fill with compost or earth.

Add a variety of rocks, pebbles or bark.

Plant your prehistoric looking plants and cover the soil with gravel. You don’t have to use gravel but it will prevent weeds growing too quickly and it does make it look quite authentic I think.

Add dinosaurs and enjoy hours of imaginative play!

I spotted this  project in the amazing book Garden Crafts for Children
by Dawn Issac, which I will be reviewing in full in a week or so.  We are quite excited to have dinosaurs in our garden so I couldn’t wait to share this one with you!

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One Response to “Dinosaur garden. Recycled tyre project”

  1. Ninha Santinha June 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    Gostei e agradeço por compartilhar. Aqui tem mais idéias:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/yvone/3177118586/
    Abraço
    yvone

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