Recycle your cracked eggshells with your own DIY herb garden
PlayShifu
8 May 19
7 min read

Eggshell Garden is one of our favorite, easy Spring STEM DIY activities that you and your kids will love. Eggshell Garden is an exciting activity that teaches kids about seeds, plants, sunlight, recycling, etc. You should try this out today!

What do you need for this activity?

  • Eggs
  • One cardboard egg carton
  • 3-6 types of seeds (preferably herbs like Basil, Fennel, Chives, Lemon Grass, Parsley)
  • Soil
  • Wooden spoon
  • Spray Bottle
  • Notepad (optional)
  • Pipette (optional)

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Directions:

1. Take an egg and slowly break the pointy end. Rinse, clean and dry the eggshells.

2. Use the egg carton for placing the six eggs.

3. Write the name of the herbs you will be planting on the eggshells.

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3. Fill the eggshells with 2 teaspoons of soil.

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4. Sprinkle the seeds according to the herb name. Moist the soil with a few drops of water (use the pipette).

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5. Place the shells in the sun for about two weeks and see your garden sprout!

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Tip: Encourage kids to use a magnifying glass to observe the eggshells without touching or moving them from their spot. It would be great if they record their observations in a journal.

Some common observations:

  • Seeds start to sprout in the first week.
  • Sprouts grow into saplings in the next couple of weeks.
  • Shells crack as the saplings grow their roots deeper into the soil.

Send us your creation!

We’d love to see how your activity turned out. Share your snaps with us on Facebook or Instagram – and make sure to tag #playshifu!

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