I don’t know about you, but my kids love to craft ALL THE TIME! And mostly the crafts they make end up in a box never to be seen again. This summer I made it my goal to create projects with my kids that will actually end up on display in the house, so we are venturing outside the traditional and creating more decor projects. My kids loved making these DIY alcohol ink swirled terrariums and I loved that they are pretty enough to have on display!
- Glass Terrariums
- Alcohol Inks
- Gold Paint Pen (optional)
- Plastic Gloves
- Faux Succulents
- Decorative Rocks
Begin by turning your terrarium over and placing it on a protected surface (wax paper works best). Next, put on the plastic gloves and let your kids take turns dripping different colored inks over the bottom of the terrarium.
The more ink you drip, the better the coverage.
Once you have a good coverage of the terrarium, let the ink dry for about 30 minutes to an hour. Once dry, you can use the gold paint pen to add flacks of gold splatters and paint the rim.Finally, let the kids add in the decorative rocks and faux succulents.
I love how the kids DIY alcohol ink swirled terrariums looked different, but by using the same colors for each, they coordinate well. Not only that, but now they get to actually see their works of art in the house! If you have never experimented with alcohol inks, I highly recommend getting a few to play around with. I promise you will soon get addicted. We sure did, and now we have mirrors, coasters, and terrariums all decorated with these colorful swirls! Just be sure to use gloves, because we didn’t at first and our hands were stained for several days!