Send your guests home with these Earth Day party favors — planted seeds to watch BLOOM & GROW. This project uses repurposed eggshells and recycled egg cartons, so it will serve as an Earth-friendly activity and favor.

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To prepare, carefully crack fresh eggs open to create two bowl shapes or use an eggshell slicer to cut whole shells open. Empty egg for desired use, and rinse shell for planting.

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At your party, have your little guests fill shells with potting soil and carefully plant a seed. Use organic bean seeds, known for their quick 3-5 day germination period. Refer to your seed packet for specific planting instructions and sprouting time estimates.

earth day party favors

To send the planted seeds home safely, gently sandwich them between recycled egg cartons. Biodegradable cotton baker’s twine and natural twine are the perfect item to hold favors together. Use this free flag printable to mark the gardener’s name.

Once sprouted, plant the entire shell and seedling combo according to your seed packet information. As the eggshell breaks down, it will serve as fertilizer to your seedling.

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Head over to to watch a 15-second video of these seedlings grow right before your eyes. Gather your little ones, as this short video is amazing!

Photography, design and styling by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry, the amazing ladies from


  1. Perfect idea for Earth Day! I still have plenty of time to start this project and have it ready. Thank you! I love all of your ideas!

    Ellen    Friday, April 13, 2012
  2. What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing this.

    Kate @ Songs Kate Sa    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
  3. adorable

    rebecca    Monday, April 23, 2012
  4. This is such a brilliant gardening idea – and would make a wonderful gift too! Thanks for sharing this.

    Jessie Carpenter    Thursday, May 10, 2012
  5. Great we used TickleMe Plant seeds in the repurposed eggs and cartons. The kids love this plant (in the bean family too) as it closes it leaves and lowers its branches when tickled. I see them available in all the reputable science education catalogs on line. The TickleMe Plants grow pink flower and grow indoors even in winter!

    Susan    Sunday, November 18, 2012

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