Thursday, March 19, 2009

An Easter craft, and then we may get back to our regular programming.

We had to have all indoor study time today...which was hard for me and the kids, after the last two gorgeous days. It's this stupid Arkansas weather, constantly changing. Tempts with spring, and then drops 30 degrees. Sigh. It should be nice again before long, though.
The kids were having some difficulties focusing today, so we acted our Bible studies out.
("Got Crystal Light Fruit Punch?")
And then we started on our egg crafts.

Remove a top section. Poke a little hole in the bottom. Fill with soil. Poke down a seed or two. We used marigolds. Then water the plants and stick it somewhere cute. We put some in pots outside, some in a dish, etc. I'll take more pictures when they bloom.

Side note: The seeds will draw extra nutrients from the eggshells. Once the seedlings are about 3 inches tall, they are ready to be transplanted into the garden. Remove them from the shell before you put them in the ground. Then crush the eggshells and put them in your compost or plant them in your garden.

Other options, which we will do later: (1) Paint stripes or polka dots, etc on shells before you start with the soil; (2) Draw a face on, and plant grass seed in the top, to grow as hair; and my favorite (3) modge podge child's face to egg, and plant flowers or grass to grow!

Have fun!


Rachel said...

I am so doing this!! Isaac has been begging me to plant flower seeds. He'll love painting the eggshell first. Thanks for posting this! :-D

Just what are those Woods up to? said...

I think Owen would love this! I think I'll try it with him. Great idea!