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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:

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

Directions:

  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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Go green

We’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s day!

Here are three picks for cool stuff to help you get into the spirit of the day.

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Adorable humidifiers for kids rooms

While we were away, the following question found its way to our mailbox:

Q: I remember from reading The Diva Spot that you got the Crane humidifier from Target (the penguin one). Our family needs at least one more for our son’s room. How do you like the penguin humidifier?

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Getting tropical

It’s mid-winter — do you have a craving to escape the cold for something tropical and fun but your budget doesn’t support a trip to the islands?

Here are some pick-me-ups to get you in the island mood without the big payout:

Kipa hou mai !

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