Small World - DIY - 300

Some may call it a terrarium, but isn't it more fun to think of it as your own,  tiny world? What type of world will you create?


1) Gather your supplies! All terrariums are different, so supplies vary. Generally speaking, you'll need the following things:

A Clear Container: Traditional terrariums are sealed, but the definition has (debatably) loosened up over the years. 

Soil and Small Rocks: Layer the small rocks underneath the soil for drainage. Some people also add charcoal to their terrariums.

Moss: You can gather your moss from nature, but be warned- Often times gathering moss from the outdoors means your terrarium will end up harboring bugs. (There are some gross stories out there.) Alternatively, you can grow your own moss! 

Our March Scout Packs will contain Kyoto Moss Spores. Add the spores your terrarium, keep them wet, and before you know it you'll have grown a lush groundcover for your tiny world. If you didn't get a March Scout Pack, we've got a couple packages of moss spores that will be available in the Scout Store

Small Plant(s): In addition to moss, many people choose to add small plants to their terrarium. 

Mini Figurines: Adding "inhabitants" to your terrarium takes it from a plant vessel to a "small world." Check out this Star Wars themed terrarium, or this prehistoric terrarium, for inspiration.

2) Assemble your terrarium. If you need some guidance, there are a ton of "how to" videos for terrariums available online. Some of my favorites are from Happy Co Lucky and Amanda Wang.

3) Take a photograph of your terrarium and share it on Instagram or Twitter with the tags #QuestScouts and #Terrarium.

Remember, if you post to a public Instagram or Twitter account with the tag #QuestScouts your photo will show up on our Scout Board for other Quest Scouts to view and interact with.