Mini Potted Plant Project For Kids

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

  1. Buttons or other decorative items (cut-out embroidery from old clothes works well too) gym
  2. Clean worn socks (you know the one sock left hanging around in the closet after your kid misplaced the other at the gym)
  3. Plastic drink bottles
  4. Red bean seeds 
  5. Watering can 
  6. Soil
  7. Ice-cream sticks
  8. Craft glue and scissors
Turning plastic bottles into pretty flower pots
  • 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.
Planting Fun-Time
  • 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.

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