I love faeries, but I also love dinosaurs, mermaids, dragons and smelly pixies. So when someone left an aquarium at our glass jar drop off point I thought it was the perfect vessel for a dinosaur world.
Here's a step by step guide on how to make your own. Once you have materials gathered this should take no more than 1 hour. I only purchased the plants, so this cost me around $15.
You will need
- An aquarium- find old ones in op shops, recycling centres, verge side collection or freecycle websites
- Feature rocks
- Plants- choose indoor plants that are tolerant to humidity. Also look for a variety of colours, textures and sizes to make the mini dinosaur world more interesting.
- Sphagnum moss
- Organic potting mix
- Dinosaurs- No need to buy any, you can often find homeless dinosaurs at the bottom of toy boxes, in op shops or garage sales
Create a gravel layer at the bottom. This looks great with coloured gravel however it’s also where all the excess water will sit. If the plant roots stayed in soggy soil all day they could possibly rot and then start to get mouldy and smelly. No one wants to play with a smelly dinosaur world.
Play with the garden. It’s a play space so let it get messy, create stories, move dinosaurs when no one is watching, add new features- go Jurassic on it!
If you create a dinosaur please email us your pictures. We love to see the dinosaur world gardens from around the world.