Plants grow in nature, in nurseries, in homes, and tons of other places. You typically see flowers and herbs in gardens or pots, but could you see some sprouts in other, more creative planters as well? What about an egg shell planter?
What you need:
- Egg carton
- Egg dye
- Dirt or potting soil
- Seeds (Clover, wheat grass, cress, alfalfa)
- Hot glue gun
- Decorative craft supplies
What you do:
First, the eggs need to be emptied and washed. This is a perfect day to make some scrambled eggs for breakfast! Carefully wash the eggs shells with soap and water to remove any bacteria from the inside.
Next, follow the directions on the egg dye package in order to color your DIY eggshell planters. Egg dye should be super easy to find in springtime!
Once you dye your eggs, decorate them with the craft supplies and glue gun to your heart’s content!
Fill the empty egg shell planters with the dirt or potting soil and add the seeds. We like to use fast growing plants like clover or wheat grass! Give them a little water to drink too!
When the egg shell planters are finished, you can place them back in the egg carton to keep them stable.
Questions to consider:
- What does a plant need to live?
- How can you make sure your plant continues to grow nice and healthy?
- Where is the best place to keep a plant?
Why it works:
A seed can grow almost anywhere with the proper ingredients: sunlight and water. That’s right, you don’t even need soil!
Your little seeds will have no problem growing in their egg shell planters, as long as you water them when their soil is dry and sit them in a sunny spot. Make sure to check on them every day. They’ll grow fast!