Two projects from Garden Crafts to Children: Edible Flower Colander (pictured) and Jam Jar Night Lights.

“Gardening has always been the perfect activity for children. It combines muck and magic with the chance to get messy and the promise of great things growing from even the tiniest of seeds.

“The gardening projects featured over these pages are designed to be fun and inspire children, imbuing them with a love of nature and all things gardening, and are easy for little fingers to do.

“As the large family garden is becoming a rarity these days, these projects are suitably bijou, if that’s what you need; for example the edible flower colander can be created even if you have no outside space at all, and the pretty jam jar garden lights could be used to decorate a small patio or, indeed, an indoor room.”