My Wild Garden

Posted via Jessica’s Blog

I love gardening. Well, let me rephrase that. I love the idea of gardening. I love the color of seedlings poking through the dirt, I love the fresh produce that I know hasn’t been treated with anything other than fresh Oregon rain, and I love that my kids know where their food comes from. It’s the weeding and summer watering of the garden that I’m not a big fan of.

My son enjoys sampling tomatoes the most, while my daugher devours sweet peas. Keeping the kids in mind, we decided to make some fun plant stakes with cast off toys. Both of my kids enjoyed the project (even Little Man who dislikes most creative endeavours). The kids picked out which animal would match with each vegetable and helped glue the stakes in. When the garden stakes where complete we took the animals out to rule over the garden. They look very content among the new seedlings, and add a little bit of the unexpected (especially the lone dinosaur, who my son insisted on being labeled with broccoli since he knows all good dinosaurs eat broccoli).

So this is what you’ll need:

Colorful alphabet stickers (or a sharpie if you want to write letters yourself)
Wooden Dowels
Plastic Animals
E6000 Glue
Sealant (only if you use stickers)
Power Drill

Simply take a plastic animal and drill a hole in the belly. Add a dollop of E6000 glue to a wooden dowel and insert into the animal. Add stickers to spell out your plant and then seal with a couple coats of varnish.