Painted Eggshell Planters

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This a great spring project!  You can decorate the eggs for Easter, and once your plants grow big enough to transplant, simply place the eggshell and plant in the ground!  I planted Zinnias in my eggs, but you can plant whatever you want.  Follow the instructions on the back of your seed package for sowing information.

Materials:

White eggs
Paper towel
Watercolor paint
Paintbrush
Water container
Nail, screw, corkscrew, or ice pick
Seeds
Soil

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Rinse and dry eggs as you use them.  Continue this until you’ve eaten the entire carton.

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Set up your workspace by getting your paints ready and setting out plenty of paper towel.  Also get a container for water.

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Painting eggs with watercolor is super easy!  Simply paint and let dry.  Add more water for thinner colors and less for thicker look.

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Paint your eggs a variety of colors.

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After the paint is completely dry, use something sharp to poke a drainage hole in the bottom of the shell.

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The shell is surprisingly strong.  I used a screw to make my holes and none of the egg cracked.

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Make holes in all of the eggs and put them back in the egg carton.

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Add soil and seeds to eggshells following the instructions on the seed package.

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Moisten water.

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Find a place in your house with the right amount of sunlight for your plants.  I put my eggs on the windowsill in the sunniest spot in my house.

 

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