A fun way to welcome the spring weather and encourage kids to get involved with a little easy gardening is to make herb planters for kids.
These mason jar herb planters are easy to make and kids love them!
I also prefer growing herbs in planters because it’s easy to bring them inside if a cold snap hits.
These planters are so fun to make, and would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift for moms, aunts, grandmothers, and friends!
What you’ll need to make easy herb planters for kids:
First, paint your sticks black. Paint one side, then wait for it to dry and paint the other. You can also get a little more creative with colors, such as by painting the rainbow or adding patterns to the sticks. Since I wanted a chalkboard look, we stuck with black.
While the paint is drying, add your herbs to the jars. If you use wide-mouth jars this will be a lot easier. If you use standard mason jars, you’ll have to wiggle the plant around a little to get it to fit inside the jar.
Fill in any gaps with more potting soil.
After the craft sticks are dry, use a paint pen to write the name of each herb on the stick.
Push the sticks into the soil where they are still visible. Kids will love this fun step with their herb planters!
Store your herbs on a shelf that gets good sunlight so your herbs can thrive!
One final note: since the mason jars are small containers, you will have to water these herbs more often than if they were in a larger container. When the herbs outgrow the jars, you can move them into a larger container and still keep the sticks to identify the plant.
I hope your kids enjoy making your easy herb planters as much as we did!