Monday, June 21, 2010


A super-cute way to welcome Spring!

You will need:
  • Cardboard egg carton
  • Green paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners (We used black and white.)
  • Soil
  • Grass seed
  • Black marker
  • Glue

How to:
  1. Cut egg carton into three-cup pieces.
  2. Paint outside of cups green. Let dry.
  3. Attach googly eyes with glue. Draw a smiley face with marker.
  4. Shape pipe cleaners into antennae and legs. Attach to carton with glue.
  5. Place small amount of soil in each cup. (Don't fill it to the top! Leave enough room for water.)
  6. Sprinkle each cup with grass seed.
  7. Place in a sunny spot and water daily. (Sprouts should show up after a few days.)

This was a really cute project and reminded me (daily) that Spring was right around the corner. The cardboard egg cartons are very absorbent, so it's important to remember to water your seeds every day. (I'm not sure if Styrofoam cartons would work, so if anyone tries, let me know.)

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