Note: Children wishing to do this project should do so under the supervision of a responsible adult. Protective eye and hand wear is highly recommended when handling glass.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to hollow out an old light bulb in order to use it for a mini terrarium. For instructions on how to assemble the actual terrarium, please visit my Etsy shop and download my Light Bulb Terrarium Instruction Sheet.
This project is recommended for any educators, home school groups, science clubs, and interior designers interested in learning new and clever scientific solutions for their home or organization. Turning old light bulbs into mini terrariums is one eco-friendly way to learn about botany and closed ecosystems.
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED Goggles or other eye protection Gloves to protect your hands Pair of wire cutters Pair of Pliers Old light bulb Nail polish remover (optional)
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