Build A Mini Minecraft Forest – Family Fun Project

Behold the Mini Minecraft Forest!

Spring still hasn’t officially sprung in New Mexico this year…it’s May and it’s still cold sometimes, and windy. I enjoy gardening, but my peach tree already froze once this year, so I don’t care to risk my plants going outside for a while. When gardening time comes, I’ll refer to Amanda’s gardening resource post.  But for the time being, below is a fun and simple Mini Minecraft Forest project my son and I undertook recently. It’s a great way to squelch that hankering to use your green thumb without regard for the forecast.

You’ll need:

Potting soil

Large decorative planter

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Decorative Planter

Small-to-medium sized indoor house plants of your choice

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Various House Plants

A miniature house (We bought a $5 hamster house from Petsmart. You can even use an aquarium castle if you like.)

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Hamster House

Small Minecraft figures

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Minecraft Figures

Rocks

Sand, small pebbles or crusher fine

 

Now…Create Your Mini Minecraft Forest!

Line the bottom of your planter with rocks. This allows for natural aeration and water seepage.

Pour in the potting soil…fill soil to about 2 inches from the top and add water to moisten the soil

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Add Potting Soil & Water

Dig holes around the outside of your planter and insert your plants

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Master Indoor Gardener

Pour potting soil over the roots and pat down, about ½ inch from the top of the planter, and water until damp

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The Forest is Complete

Use sand/pebbles/crusher fine to create a walkway to where you will place your house

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Pathway to The Cottage

Place your mini house at the end of the pathway, and add your Minecraft figures

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Arranging the Figures

 

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Forest Residents

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Wild Horse in the Forest

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a fun and easy project for the whole family.  It’s lovely, excites the imagination, and it helps kids learn about planting and growing.  Your children can also take on small responsibilities like watering and perhaps trimming their Mini Minecraft Forest Foliage.

For added fun, we move the figures around in the plants, pose them climbing in the trees, playing hide and seek, or engaging in epic battles.  Not into Minecraft?  The possibilities are endless – My Little Pony, Shopkins, Legos, Littlest Pet Shop, or any little figurine your child chooses can live in their forest.

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Complete Mini Minecraft Forest!

So…who will live in your mini forest?

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One Response to Build A Mini Minecraft Forest – Family Fun Project

  1. cheryl May 24, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

    Looked like a fun project for an 8 year old!