Egg Carton Planter

  • Foam egg cartons
  • Potting soil
  • Dwarf flower or vegetable seeds
  • Water
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Twine/Yarn


Under 1 hour


Instruct students to:

  1. Cut the egg carton in half. Save the top of the carton for a drain pan.
  2. Cut cup section into 6 2 or 3 - 4 piece sections and share with classmate.
  3. Push a pencil hole in the bottom of each egg cup so the water will be able to drain.
  4. Push a small pencil hole in the topsides of the egg carton to thread length through.
  5. Fill each cup full with potting soil.
  6. Drop a few seed into each cup.
  7. Fill the cups full with potting soil.
  8. Place the egg carton sections on the egg carton top
  9. Pour a little water into each egg cup.
  10. Cover the egg carton with plastic wrap.
  11. Poke a few holes in the plastic wrap so air can get in.
  12. Place the egg carton tray in a sunny location.
  13. When the seeds begin to sprout remove the plastic wrap.
  14. Water as needed and keep the tray in your sunny spot until time to take home.
  15. Attach length.
  16. Encourage students to replant when they get home with it.

Last Updated: 08/20/2013