Fairy Garden For Kids ~ Upcycled Water Table Container Garden


Create an epic fairy garden for kids using an old water table.  Instead of trying to get it clean, let your kids experiment with growing plants and creating a mini garden.Create an epic fairy garden for kids using an old water table. Instead of trying to get it clean, let your kids experiment with growing plants and creating a mini garden.

Fairy Garden For Kids

Do you have a water table in your back yard? Does it tend to become the disgusting mess of a toy after every rain? Don’t get me wrong… we have some fond water table memories, but ours just ended up looking dirty and disgusting more often than not. So this year we decided to give it a facelift!

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Check out our water table makeover!Create an epic fairy garden for kids using an old water table. Instead of trying to get it clean, let your kids experiment with growing plants and creating a mini garden.

How we created our fairy garden for kids

We started by drilling extra drainage holes all along the bottom of the water table. Create an epic fairy garden for kids using an old water table. Instead of trying to get it clean, let your kids experiment with growing plants and creating a mini garden.Next, we filled it with potting soil. Create an epic fairy garden for kids using an old water table. Instead of trying to get it clean, let your kids experiment with growing plants and creating a mini garden.I let V pick out a few smaller plants and a couple of packs of seeds to put in her garden. We watered and watched those little seeds for days. The height of the table is perfect for her to work at. The excitement when she saw them pop up was priceless.Create an epic fairy garden for kids using an old water table. Instead of trying to get it clean, let your kids experiment with growing plants and creating a mini garden. We continued to add to our garden one thing at a time. We covered some of the edges and plastics with little stones.Create an epic fairy garden for kids using an old water table. Instead of trying to get it clean, let your kids experiment with growing plants and creating a mini garden.Later, we found our perfect fairy house with adorable stepping stones.Create an epic fairy garden for kids using an old water table. Instead of trying to get it clean, let your kids experiment with growing plants and creating a mini garden.


This table has brought so much joy to my daughter. It just keeps getting better and better! Some of our plants haven’t lasted the test of time, but we have added more. Between watering, checking the growth, pulling weeds, and picking flowers it is the perfect addition to our backyard.

Watch this container fairy garden grow!

This is sure to be a highlight for us to create together year after year. Not to mention I don’t have to clean it out anymore! If you don’t have a water table for this fairy garden for kids project keep your eye out at garage sales, you can sometimes find one for a steal!

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