This Saturday was a mission to make terrariums! The boys and I started out in the morning with a garage sale and then a local thrift store to look for large glass jars. We lucked out at the town thrift store. Then, it was on to a couple of other local greenhouses and stores to collect colorful rocks, sea glass, activated charcoal, and small tropical plants. The last two items, we checked everywhere for, and had to settle for purchasing them at a large discount store. The boys had so much fun putting their rocks in and flattening the potting soil. My older son is collecting garden gnomes right now. We ordered a miniature garden gnome for him to put in his terrarium.
Just for the record, my friend mentioned terrariums the other day and my older son wanted to do them, so it was not my idea at all. I actually thought they sounded kind of hard until I made up my mind that we were going to do them. I got a lot of inspiration from whimsy-girl.blogspot.com. She has a link to a tutorial which I used.