Homemade Composter

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

The key to a healthy garden is good soil, and the best way to improve soil is with compost.


The key to a healthy garden is good soil, and good soil is full of nutrients and organic matter. The best way to improve your soil is to add compost. You can buy compost or make it yourself in a store-bought or homemade composter.

Materials
  • Large plastic garbage can with lid
  • Utility knife
  • Hammer
  • Nail

Directions

  1. Cut the bottom out of the garbage can with a utility knife.
  2. Help your child use a hammer and nail to punch holes about eight inches apart in three parallel circles around the top, middle, and bottom of the can.
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