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