|Pretty little flower pots made of recycled plastic bottles and socks.|
Some time last year, I was given the opportunity to conduct a recycle craft class at a preschool.
Since Plant-A-Tree Day was just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to get the kids together for a mini potted plant project. In the spirit of recycling, the school got the kids to bring recycled materials for the project.
I had so much fun that day, I remember seriously re-considering (apparently, it’s not the first time I considered) switching profession to early childhood education. I am in fact, still considering… who knows, someday… maybe I would, maybe I would not, but that is another topic for another day. ;D
Because it was so much fun for us, I thought it would be good to share it here, in the blog so others could try it out too. So, here’s it.
What you’ll need
- Buttons or other decorative items (cut-out embroidery from old clothes works well too) gym
- Clean worn socks (you know the one sock left hanging around in the closet after your kid misplaced the other at the gym)
- Plastic drink bottles
- Red bean seeds
- Watering can
- Ice-cream sticks
- Craft glue and scissors
- Cut bottle into 2. We will need the lower half of the bottle.
- Stuff lower half of the bottle into the sock and cut off remaining cloth.
- Decorate with buttons.
- Once you are fixing up the pot, it’s time for some planting fun-time!
- Fill pot with soil
- Use an ice-cream stick to create a few holes in the center of the pot
- plan seeds into the holes and cover them up with soil
- Water the soil lightly and you’re done!
|With sunlight and care, expect little spouts in about 3 days time.|