Wiggly worm wormery

The need it list

·         Container (plastic is best but you can use glass – old jars world well. We used this brilliant plastic bowl from Poundland.

·         Grit or small stones

·         mud

·         sand

·         spade (or table spoon!)

·         leaves

·         cling film

·         Soap and water for those insanely muddy hands!

The knowhow

This is your pre-make warning. This is a dirty make! Boo could practically grown carrots under his nails at the end of this, his jumper was akin to a mud mat and he had sit numerous times in muddy patches! But that’s the life of a 3-year old, right?  

1.       Get them to make piles  of sand and mud (or add them to separate pots).

2.       Pop the stones in the bottom

3.       Next – a layer of mud, get them to pop a couple of spoon’s in and pat down with their hands.

4.       Next – a layer of sand. Exactly the same process – can you see where we going with this!!

5.       Repeat steps 3 and 4 until your container or jar is all filled up and your little one is suitable filthy!

6.       Now, don the spade and go digging for worms! The more the merrier – we put in 6 but you can add and add on another rainy day or when tensions are running high in the house!

7.       Top with some green leaves, cover with cling film – making sure you are putting some air holes in the top – and ta da! Wormery is complete. Now we brought into the house because these little muddy misters seem to be our new pets but I can see how this may make some feel on the uncomfortable side! Where ever you pop them make sure they are out of direct sunlight!

Now – watch as the worms do their thang – mix up the mud and sand and compost the leaves for you! It’s quite fascinating really and is a great way to show little ones what goes on underground!

We’d love to see if you made this – just use the hashtag #monthofmake and tag us on Instagram (@freckandfire) so we can marvel at your makes!

Tomorrow – #monthofmake number 10 – double figures calling! It’s time I think to get the bake on and maybe combine with some foraging that we have been doing of late! The recipe certainly won’t be ours but maybe will inspire you to look out for this rather awesome nature creation!