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How to Make an Easy DIY Newspaper Planter with Kids


Looking for a creative and eco-friendly project to do with kids? Making a DIY newspaper planter is a fantastic way to combine hands-on crafting with a lesson in recycling and gardening.

By repurposing old newspapers, children can learn about sustainability while enjoying the process of planting and nurturing seeds.

In this post, we will provide easy step-by-step instructions on how to make a newspaper planter with kids, fostering their creativity, environmental awareness, and green thumbs.

Our adventure in Garden Camp continues this week. We are enjoying every minute of getting our hands dirty, exploring the garden, and learning a ton about our earth! Here is one sweet activity we did earlier this week: creating a newspaper planter!

Creating a DIY newspaper planter is a fun and eco-friendly activity that you can enjoy with kids. It’s a great way to teach them about sustainability, recycling, and the importance of plants. Here’s a step-by-step guide to making an easy DIY newspaper planter:

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Newspaper Planter Activity

 Newspaper Planter Materials:

  • Newspaper
  • 12-ounce water bottle
  • Tape
  • Soil and a small container to put the soil
  • Small shovel
  • Seeds
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Newspaper Planter Approach:

  • Lay the newspaper down on the ground or table
  • Fold  & wrap it around about 2/3 of the bottle
  • Tape & slide the bottle out
  • Fill the newspaper pot with soil
  • Make a small hole with the tip of your finger & plant a seed in the pot
  • Find a nice sunny spot in your yard with your child
  • Dig a little hole with hands or a small shovel
  • Poke a hole or two in or remove the bottom of the pot
  • Place the Newspaper Pot in the hole and cover with soil
  • Wait for your seeds to sprout

We planted our newspaper pot yesterday with beans that will grow quite tall and will be a lot of fun for our boys to watch as they sprout!

This DIY newspaper planter project offers a wonderful opportunity to engage children in a hands-on activity while teaching them about the environment and the joys of gardening. They will enjoy watching their plants grow and take pride in their eco-friendly creations.

Creating a DIY newspaper planter with kids is a wonderful way to combine creativity, recycling, and gardening. This simple and eco-friendly project introduces children to the concepts of sustainability and nurturing living things.

Through the process of making the planter and caring for the plants, kids learn valuable lessons about repurposing materials, the importance of green practices, and the joy of watching seeds grow into beautiful plants.

Engage in this enjoyable activity with your children, and witness the excitement and pride that comes from seeing their newspaper planters flourish with life.

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