Egghead Eggshell Planter

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Egghead Eggshell Planter
Total Time 1 hour

This egghead eggshell planter is a fun project for Easter, Earth Day or just about any spring day you can think of. 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
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Black marker (optional)
Helpful Tip:

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.

How to make it

  1. If you wish, decorate your strip of cardstock. We flecked some yellow and blue paint onto ours with an old toothbrush.

  2. Tape or glue the cardstock into a ring to hold the egg.

  3. Use a small spoon to fill the egg almost to the top with potting soil.

  4. Sprinkle the soil with seed.

  5. Add a thin layer of potting soil on the top.

  6. Carefully water so as not to overflow or soak it.

  7. Keep in a sunny location.

  8. Your seeds will begin to sprout in a day or two and your egghead will grow "hair" in about a week! (See photo.)

  9. If you like, you can decorate the outside of the egg with a black marker by drawing a face on your egghead.

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