Eggshell planting ideas

With all the eggshells left from Easter, here’s something you can do with them. Start your spring garden!

Click here for instructions from Highlights magazine to make the clown egg planter in the photo above.

To make a simple eggshell planter, you’ll need:

    Potting soil
    Grass seed or bean seeds
    Hot glue sticks and glue gun or white glue
    A small clay saucer


  1. Take a large egg and crack the shell about one-fourth of the way from the top by tapping the egg against the edge of the counter or a bowl. Empty the contents of the egg into a bowl. Rinse the eggshell with water and dry it gently with a paper towel.
  2. Glue the eggshell to the clay saucer.
  3. Fill the eggshells a little over halfway with potting soil.
  4. Add many grass seeds or two bean seeds (in case one doesn’t sprout).The grass seed takes a few weeks to grow, but the bean seeds will spring up in just a few days.

How a seed grows by Helene J. Jordan is a great book for younger kids that will be fun to read and goes along with this activity.


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