Chill-laxing Lake Style

JoyMaster Nancy lives on a lake and her tiny teddy bears are just chillaxing doing everything our family loves to do. The sailboats, kayak and Adirondack chair make for a perfect sunny day at the lake. There are glow in the dark rocks as the shore rocks, so this Magic Garden is fun at night, too. The buoys are made from wine corks from our time at the lake. We traded out the Belize/Ocean Magic Garden to a Lake Magic Garden so you can see it’s simple to change a garden theme. If you go to a lake cabin, create that. Love a lake restaurant? Create that. Include things you like to do at the lake, like jet-skiing or horseshoes. The more custom, the more fun!

Make the Magic Garden

Design
  • Next time at the lake, find a stone, pinecone, piece of driftwood, anything to create a totally unique Lake Magic Garden.
  • What do we do at the lake we could include? How could we make it?
Create
  1. Place the shore stones and make the beach
  2. Add moss for land
  3. Place the chairs, bears/lake goers, buoys and anything from your lake
  4. Now, dive into fun!
Connect
  • What do you love to do at the lake?
  • Who do you like to go to the lake with?
  • What’s your favorite water game or sport?
  • Why should you wear sunscreen?
  • What do you like to eat at the lake?
Plants We Used
  • Elephant Ear
  • Moss
Materials
  • Glow in the Dark Stones
  • Pebbles
  • Teddy Bears/lake goers
  • Sailboat/Kayak/Beach Chair
  • DIY Hammock
  • DIY Buoys (see below)
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:
  • Matchbox dune buggies
  • Ice cream shop
  • Beach umbrella

Make The Cork Bouys

Cork bouys are made with wine corks, paint, brushes, clear coat, Sharpies and a toothpick (if needed to make them stand). These simple garden extras are also used in the playground are made in less than 20 minutes.

1Paint the Corks: Paint the corks with acrylic paint – any color that will be used in your Magic Garden.

2 Draw the Design: Use Sharpies and draw a lake or ocean buoy design.

3Clear Coat: If you are going to keep the corks outside all the time, it would be best to put a clear protective coat once finished.

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