Collect some veggie boxes and some children if you have them they will love this experience get them painting and upcycling the worm farm.
Put some holes in the bottom lid and sides of the box a screw driver or similar will work well Remember to take care if the children wish to help with this stage.
Add some damp soil for bedding garden soil is best no additives and not potting mix compost is fine once it is composted and the heat is gone.
Make sure you are having plenty of fun and some fruit if needed.
Get a few hand full of composting worms, www.ecovalleyworms.com.au of course have farm fresh worms posted Australia wide every week.
Put the worms into the worm farm and check them out they are wiggly and squiggly.
Make an upcycled worm blanket an old cotton towel some hessian anything that is natural fibre will work well the worms will eventually eat it so then you just upcycle another. Dunk it in a bucket to dampen it.
Place the damp blanket on top of the worms and bedding lift to add food.
The blanket keeps the worm farm cool and moist and helps keep the bedding at a constant temp like insulation for the worms comfort.
Add the lid to the worm farm put some air holes in the lid so the worms can breath.
Feed your worms slowly at first you will notice they are eating through the food and creating amazing worm cast for your garden.
Free info and advise from Greg the worm farmer at www.ecovalleyworms.com.au.
Get started today so easy a 2 year old and an 11month had lots of fun making it.
You may get dirty hands but it will wash up in water, may require a bath for some children.