Children and gardening are a great combination. If you have a youngster who loves spending time in the garden, or they’ve already sown some seeds, this Children’s Printable Garden Album is a fun spring/summer project. It is easy and quick to make, and ready for them to fill with drawings and photographs of their gardening adventures.
The album has space for eight pictures, a place to write down what they love about their own garden, and a little diagram showing the essentials of growing plants.
Seeds are a fun and affordable gift for children. Why not pop a packet of herb, vegetable or flowers seeds in an envelope, along with this album? Choose easy-to-grow seeds — most seed companies now produce child-friendly packets. There is nothing more exciting than picking and eating something you have grown yourself. Fresh peas, straight from the pod. Now if that doesn’t encourage a child to love veg, then I don’t know what will. They could even grow edible flowers and use them to decorate a cake.
To make the album:
- Print the album on copier paper or light card stock (click on the image below to download the two-page pdf).
- Cut out and fold along the centre line, printed side out.
- Join the two pieces by glueing the tab on the first sheet to the inside of the second sheet.
- Glue the backs and fronts together to create one long strip.
- Fold in a concertina style, front cover facing you, opening on the right.
You can secure your album with a ribbon or clip. One of Diana’s Glitter Clothes Pins would look rather lovely too.
Jackie lives in the UK with her partner and son. She founded her shop and blog — It’s Organised — with the aim of putting the joy and creativity back into gift-giving. Sign-up to her newsletter to keep up to date with new tutorials, products and gift ideas.