Egghead Eggshell Planter
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 5 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
No fancy materials are needed. With just an eggshell, a little soil and some seeds, you can grow your own planter. It's the ultimate in eco-friendly craft ideas!
What you'll need:
- Clean eggshell with just the top broken off
- Half a cup of potting soil
- Teaspoon of grass, wheat or rye seed
- Five to six inch strip of card stock
- Glue or tape
- Black marker (optional)
How to make it:
- If you wish, decorate your strip of cardstock. We flecked some yellow and blue paint onto ours with an old toothbrush.
- Tape or glue the cardstock into a ring to hold the egg.
- Use a small spoon to fill the egg almost to the top with potting soil.
- Sprinkle the soil with seed.
- Add a thin layer of potting soil on the top.
- Carefully water so as not to overflow or soak it.
- Keep in a sunny location.
- Your seeds will begin to sprout in a day or two and your egghead will grow "hair" in about a week! (See photo.)
- If you like, you can decorate the outside of the egg with a black marker by drawing a face on your egghead.
- Use a small measuring spoon to scoop the soil and add it to the egg. Use a small spoon to add the seeds as well.
- If you have cats, wheat seed grows thick wheat grass and is a tasty and nutritional addition to their diet. It also aids in food digestion!
- You can also use an egg carton to sprout any kind of seeds that you like. Some seeds that sprout quickly and grow easily are green beans and radishes.