This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro Gro-ables. All opinions are 100% mine.

These colorful garden markers are the perfect way to brighten up your garden for next to nothing! A great quick and easy family and kids craft activity! 

Kids Craft - Make Garden Markers from Paint Sticks Every year my boys and I plant an edible garden, and it’s always one of my most favorite things that we do each year (you can check out some of our past garden and outdoor projects here!). Not only are we spending quality family time bonding while we plant and tend to our garden, we’re also making precious memories, and growing more adventurous eaters. My boys definitely eat more fresh vegetables and fruits when they come straight out of our own garden!

Miracle-Gro Gro-ables Seed Pods This year the boys planted Miracle-Gro Gro-ables seed pods for the first time, and they’re been really successful with them – exactly what I was hoping for since each Gro-ables pod is guaranteed to grow!

Planting Miracle Gro Gro-able Seed PodsThe Gro-ables pods have everything you need already inside of them (potting mix, plant food, seeds, etc.), so you simply remove the lid, and pop ’em in the dirt. Water the pods daily, and your seeds will begin to sprout in 1-2 weeks. Easy peasy!

Garden Marker Supplies The boys wanted to mark their new plants in the garden, so we grabbed a few supplies to create colorful garden markers for next to nothing.

What You’ll Need:

  • Paint Sticks (this 10-pack was only $1 at our local hardware store)
  • Acrylic Paint & Paintbrushes
  • Alphabet Rubber Stamps
  • Stamp Pad with waterproof permanent ink

Painting Garden Markers Give the paint sticks a coat of colorful acrylic paint, and allow to dry completely.

Rainbow Painted Paint Sticks

Rainbow Painted Paint Stick Garden Markers Aren’t they pretty? You can choose to color coordinate the markers to match your plants, but we opted for a full assortment of rainbow colors for our garden.

Stamped Paint Stick Garden Markers Use the permanent ink to stamp the plant names directly on to the garden markers.

kids working on painting paint sticks for vegetable garden marker Use firm even pressure, and be careful not to get the ink on your clothing or anywhere that you don’t want it (when they say permanent, they’re not kidding!).

Paint Stick Garden Markers - Easy Kids Craft

Cucumber Paint Stick Garden Marker We added the colorful markers to the garden, watered the seed pods daily, and waited for them to sprout. It wasn’t long until those little sprouts turned into full grown veggies!

Paint Stick Garden Marker Kids CraftNote: the strawberry plants were from our local nursery since strawberries are not available as a Gro-ables seed pod.

Paint Stick Garden Markers Kids Craft It’s fun knowing that just by spending time with our kiddos in the garden, we’re a part of the Gro-ables Project. The Gro-ables Project is a movement to share the joy of growing herbs and veggies while giving kids truly hands-on learning experiences. For more information and lots of great project ideas, be sure to visit the Gro-ables website! 

xoxo Heidi, signature block from Heidi at Happiness Is Homemade


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  1. These are cute and the colors. Did you spray them or anything so the paint or ink don’t run from rain or get weathered

    1. I did not seal mine, but if you’d like them to last longer, I would recommend using an outdoor-rated sealer.

  2. These are precious. I just planted a garden with my kids and was thinking we needed garden markers. These would be perfect! Thanks for the idea.