Published April 20, 2021

Create your own mini greenhouse

Celebrate Earth Day this year by creating your own mini greenhouse. You might already have the supplies at home!

To make a mini greenhouse, you will need:

  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Marker or crayons
  • Seeds
  • Cotton balls
  • Plastic zip top bag
  • Cup of water

Cut a square shape out of the cardstock to make a window for your greenhouse. You can decorate it in any way you’d like!

Dip 5-6 cotton balls in a cup of water and add to the bag. Sprinkle a few seeds on the top, making sure that the seeds are touching the cotton balls so they stay wet. If you want to give your seeds a head start on sprouting, you can soak them overnight in a damp paper towel.

Tape your bag to the back of the cardstock frame, and hang in a sunny window! You may need to add water as the seeds sprout. Once your seedlings are bigger you can continue growing them on your window or plant them outside.