How to Make an Egg Carton Garden

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How to Make an Egg Carton Garden
Total Time 30 minutes or less Ages all-ages

My family is very prolific when it comes to Easter egg coloring.  I have 5 dozen eggs in the fridge ready for the big event.  

There is a lot of slightly pastel egg salad in our future.

5 dozen eggs means 5 empty egg cartons just in time for spring planting!  I love to recycle the cartons to start seedlings with the kids.  They love to watch their tiny kitchen counter gardens grow in the window-filtered sunlight.

What you'll need

  • Egg Carton(s)
  • Potting Soil
  • Seeds
  • Plastic or Newspaper
  • Dirt Scoop
  • Water
  • Sunny Indoor Spot

How to make it

  1. Step 1 - prepare a place to create garden

    Cover an area with plastic or newspaper sheets to protect a working area.

  2. Step 2 - scoop dirt into egg carton

    Scoop dirt into the egg carton.

  3. Step 3 - choose seeds to plant

    Choose seeds to plant in each of the dozen spaces.

  4. Step 4 - watch egg carton garden grow

    Water regularly, set in sunny spot and watch egg carton garden grow!

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