Belize Magic Gardens

This un-belize-able Magic Garden celebrates the ocean featuring treasures from a wedding trip to Belize. The conch shell was found by the bride while diving and given to JoyMaster Lisa. By adding a bake-able clay door, the shell became the centerpiece of this garden as an adorable Belize Magic Garden house.

There were geckos everywhere in Belize and in this garden, too. You can add signage or any other element to celebrate a specific place. We planted this Magic Garden in a large cement planter and is, at eye level, for kids to add a pirate ship or any other fun water-themed element.

Belize Magic Garden

Make The Belize Magic Garden

Design
  • How can we make it look like our favorite beach?
  • What shells do we have?
  • What could we use for sand?
  • What should be in the water and on the shore?
  • Do we have any souvenirs we can use?
  • What was your favorite part of the trip we could try to recreate?
Create
  1. Have fun deciding what to make
  2. Create the water using rocks and shells
  3. Make the Conch House (see below)
  4. Add the moss, dock and fence
  5. Add the DIY snorkel umbrella
  6. Add critters
  7. Have fun in the sun with you Belize Magic Garden
Connect
  • What is the best part about going to the beach?
  • Have you ever found a shell?
  • Where you like to visit that has an ocean?
  • What was your favorite vacation?
  • My favorite beach is…
  • Why swimming is so fun is…
Plants We Used
  • Elephant Ears
  • Moss
  • Get More Plant Ideas

 

 

Materials
  • Dock
  • Chair
  • Boat
  • Fence
  • Shells
  • Pebbles (for sand)
  • Palm trees
  • DIY Flag
  • DIY Conch Shell House (see below)
  • DIY Snorkel/Mask Umbrella
  • DIY Beach Goers – clay geckos
  • DIY Birdbath
  • DIY Signs
Magic Basket
A Magic Basket, is a collection of extra fun that kids can take into their Magic Gardens. It can be bark, rocks, pinecones and toys - the sky is the limit. For this garden, here are a few other ideas:
  • Shells
  • Drink umbrellas
  • Paints
  • Rocks – to be jet skis or other oceanside toys
  • Driftwood
  • Sunscreen

How To Make the Conch House

Here is how to make a conch shell into a garden house. You need a shell, bakeable Clay and some glue (monster or hot glue). And just like that your souvenir shell become a Belize Magic Garden house.

Hard bristle brush to clean the conch sell
1

Clean the Shell: Soak the shell in water then scrub with a stiff brisle brush to get rid of any caked sand, and then polish with mineral oil.

Clay Door for Conch Shell House
2

Make the Door: Cut and decorate a door out of bakeable clay, press into place slightly so it fits the spot perfectly and bake.

Conch Shell House finished for the Belize Magic Garden
3

Assemble the House: Glue the door to the front of the shell and add any other decorations you desire

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