Fun Crafts for Kids : Martha’s Eggshell Flowerpots

| March 28, 2011 | 0 Comments
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We are always looking for new craft ideas to do with the kids and this craft is great for boys and girls. Of course it goes without saying that you must wash the eggshells before starting to use them to help prevent the spread of possible salmonella in your garden.

Young gardeners can use eggshells as pots to start seeds and coffee-stirrer tags to foretell what will pop up where.

  • Plant seeds according to package instructions, and nestle planters in an egg carton on a sunny windowsill, where they can be watered easily. The first leaves to sprout will be the seed leaves, which supply nutrients to the young plant until the first true leaves (resembling those of the parent plant) appear.
  • When plants have grown to about 3 inches and have at least two sets of true leaves, they are ready to be transplanted to the garden. (Remove them from the eggshells first.) Read more at
  • some seed suggestions are tomatoes, zinnias, and marigolds

Some people did ask why you had to remove the eggshells before planting your garden because they thought it would be good for composting. Eggshells can be a good source of nutrients for your garden but you must be careful because it can attacked unwanted animals or the shells could spread salmonella.  Once we try this craft out we will post what our garden looks like. Need a good recipe for all the eggs you are going to be using try a Fritta Recipe or some Noodle Pudding.  And if you are looking for a way to get outside and have fun with the kids read our Spring Time Activities for Kids and Families.

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