Want to teach your students to DIY recycled pots while planting for Mother’s Day?
A short while ago I stumbled upon the most amazing idea ever for starting your springtime plantings from seeds and I had to share it with you.
The DIY project inspiration was a video about how to use a tool called a “potmaker”. The tool makes little planters for starting seeds out of old newspaper. Yeah! Once you grow a plant in your newspaper pot you can actually transplant it pot and all right into the ground as the newspaper is biodegradable. Awesome huh? You can watch the video for yourself here.
I wanted to run right out to my local hardware store and pick one up, but alas, they are not carried in stores around me, so I ended up ordering one online. If you decide to order one I do recommend shopping around. On a few websites I found them for as much as $19.95. Fortunately, I found and ordered the one listed below for $9.95 on Amazon.
I am always looking for DIYs that my children can actually be a part of. This was perfect.
I should mention that after ordering the “correct” pot maker online I found this blog post from Natalie at Tend Collective about how to make one out of sections of PVC pipe for much less money. I’m still glad I ordered the “right” one, but I’m interested in testing out the PVC version as well to see if it really does work as well. Anyone else interested?