These are cute. I should save them for Easter, but I want you to have them now.
All you need are raw egg shells, itty-bitty plants or seeds, and soil or a wet paper towel scrap.
First things first. Get your empty egg shells. Take a few raw eggs and lightly tap with a sharp knife around the top of the narrow end of the egg. I’ve always called that the top of the egg. It may be the bottom. It just seems like the top to me, but it is the more pointed end.
Tap all the way around, gently cracking the tip off. Drain the egg inside out and use for cooking. If your hole is too small the yolk will get hung up and not come out or it may break. Wash the inside of the drained egg shell under gently running water.
I bought a tiny little pot of Sedum Lineare Variegatum (whatever that means, they had stripey little leaves) in the succulent department of the garden center and split it into 3 plants. Take care to not hurt the roots anymore than necessary.
There was enough dirt in the little pot for all 3 eggs and plenty left over. I tore a strip of paper towel about 2 x 8 inches, wet it, and gently wadded it up into the 4th egg shell.
I planted 1 portion of the Sedum in each of the 3 shells with dirt and sprinkled 6-8 coriander seeds — which we all know grows into cilantro — in the 4th egg with the wet paper towel scrap.
Four days later I had 2 sprouts beginning to come from the coriander seeds.
And this is what you’ll get immediately:
My guy brought home a potted plant someone had left behind at a work site, Hens & Chicks. I took some chicks and made this. I bought the varigated Dicot at the garden center.
I doubt these will live very long since there’s really not that much soil. But, it’s a neat little project to do with your kids or grandkids. And they’ll have fun. I bought the blue porcelain egg tray at TJMaxx. This one’s going to one of our daughters when we see her tomorrow.