Pebble and scribble

Creative and fun craft ideas for children

Garden on a plate

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Adding plants and pebbles

Adding plants and pebbles

We have just returned from a fantastic weekend with at parents and family in the Peak District; Ted’s dinosaurs came with us. I remember making gardens on plates when were were little, and while we were staying with my parents Ted made a garden on a plate for his dinosaurs. We love reading the books from Harry and the Dinosaurs series by Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds, and Ted thought that it would be great to make a little world for his dinosaurs while they were staying with his grandparents.


  • Paper plate
  • Foil
  • Soil or compost
  • Spoon
  • Moss
  • Flowers and plants – small ones work best
  • Pebbles

How to make one

  1. Cover your plate in foil – if you are using a paper plate this means you can then water your garden to keep it green.
  2. Press moss onto the soil – my parents have lots of moss on one of their garden walls
  3. Choose some flowers and plants, and stick into the soil – small ones work best
  4. Add pebbles – Ted added some for paths

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Putting in the soil

Putting in the soil




Adding moss

Adding moss






Adding plants

Adding plants

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