The garden gnome plant markers are perfect for outdoor fun. Your child will love the fun of contributing to the family garden!
Gnome Garden Markers
Here and Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love to create gnome crafts. Can you blame us? They’re just too cute!
Spring is nearly in the air and with it comes planting. From herbs to vegetables and everything in between, the kids will love adding their own touches. Track what is in your garden or in containers with these whimsical gnome garden markers. They are a wonderful project for the kids to work on.
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Tips for Making This Gnome Craft for Kids
These simple tips can make this craft a breeze!
- Pick out your garden seeds BEFORE you start your craft! Go to the dollar store if you’re setting up a special planting for kids. Choose vegetables or flowers which are easy to grow.
- Have fun painting and decorating your adorable gnomes! Use a combination of pens, markers, and paints.
- Make certain that you push them down far enough in the soil so that they won’t topple over.
How Do I Make This Garden Gnome Craft?
I’m so glad you asked! These written directions will walk you through the entire process! If you are creating a Spring crafts for kids playlist on YouTube, here is our garden gnome plant markers video tutorial.
- Unfinished wooden slats/paint stir sticks
- craft foam
- Craft paint
- Paint markers
- Matte clear spray
Gather up all your needed materials.
Cut craft foam into as many triangles as you want to have garden markers. Make them long and tall so they really stand out in your garden. For ours we cut them to 3” tall, also be sure that the base of the triangle is wide enough cover your wooden sticks.
I found my pack of sticks at Hobby Lobby in the unfinished wood section and with the 40% off they were just a few dollars for 6.
Mark a line 6” down from the top of the stick, this will be the bottom of your gnome.
Paint the top 4” whatever color you want your gnomes clothes to be and allow to dry.
Use a paint brush to dab a thick lumpy coat of white paint in the shape of a beard, layer it thickly so that it add some texture, allow to dry when you are satisfied.
Write your plant and herb names vertically along the stick with a paint marker, dry thoroughly.
Once all your paint is dry give the entire stick 3-4 coats with the clear spray to seal them so they will last longer outdoors.
Press your adorable Gnome Garden Markers into the ground or in planters to help identify what's in your garden!
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