I'm so doing this with Brayden:)
Easy Eggshell Gardening Craft
Start a sprout garden in empty eggshells with this Easy Eggshell Gardening Craft.
Easy Eggshell Gardening Craft is great for kids!
- Uncooked eggs
- Potting soil
- Liquid soap
- Paper towels
- Metal spoon
- Pin or tack
- Colored card stock paper
- Clear tape
- Make a base to hold each shell by cutting card stock into a 1¼-in. x
5-in. strip and wrapping it into a ring sized to fit your eggshell.
Trim length if needed and tape in place.
- With spoon, carefully crack the egg in a circle near its upper third
and remove top, aiming to keep the lower portion intact without cracks.
- Remove egg white and yolk, saving for another use. With liquid soap
and warm water, carefully clean the shell. Place upside down on paper
towel to air-dry.
- With pin or tack, carefully poke a small drainage hole in the bottom
of the shell. (It’s easier if you poke from the inside out.)
- Spoon soil into the shell until it’s half-full. Place some seeds on top and cover with a little more soil.
- Place shell in card stock ring base and set on top of paper towels
to absorb water. Add a small amount of water. Put in a cool, sunny place
indoors; water regularly.
- Once your sprouts are up, you can plant them in a pot or outdoors.
Before planting, crack the shell slightly to allow roots to grow
Easy Eggshell Gardening Craft originally sent in by Brooke Bock from Tyrone, Pennsylvania
on Feb. 27, 2013 at 1:43 PM