Monday, 11 April 2011

Paper Plant Pots

Making paper plant pots and then popping in a sunflower seed was one of the free activities on offer at the Spring event we went to on Saturday. S made one of these, although hers was already made up to stage 8 before she completed the folding. As so many of you liked the eco garden ideas last year I was a very good blogger and photographed the instructions to share. The chap making these with the children suggested that once made they could be placed inside the cut off bottom of a plastic milk bottle or tetra pak for watering purposes and then once ready to go in the soil the plant can go into the earth in the newspaper becayse that will just biodegrade. Happy folding!


9 comments:

  1. I'm glad S managed to follow the instructions, it looks too complicated for me. Perhaps it's easier once you've got your piece of paper in front of you. They had a similar event at Gardener's World Live last year but they were making the paper pots with a wooden pot maker.

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  2. Great idea. Thanks for the instructions. x

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  3. There is something so special about children potting out sunflowers. Brilliant !

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  4. Thanks for that, I could do with making some of them. I'm just off into the green house in a min.

    Lou xxx

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  5. I like that idea..and I love sunflowers..although I never think to plant any in the garden! :0)

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  6. This is great. I must get my daughter on the case!

    Mind you, if I remember rightly, someone gave us a pot making kit aaaaages ago. Must find it and see what it's all about. xx

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  7. Thank you for the compliment on my outfit - it's good old M&S!

    Victoria xx

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  8. Great suggestion! I am all for ideas like that.
    Isabelle x

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