Potato Planters

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We are studying tubers and grasses. What better way than to make potato planters?


  • Large potatoes
  • Melon Baller
  • Rye seeds
  • Toothpicks
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Beads
  • Puff balls
  • Googly eyes
  • Potting soil


Day 1

Hollow the potatoes with a melon baller the day before. This is best done by a teacher or volunteer. Mix the grass seeds with potting soil and water. The seeds will get a head start on germination.

Day 2

Have the kids decorate the planters with the craft materials. There is no wrong way to make a potato sculpture.

Keep watering the planters and the creature will grow grass fur and potato plant legs. The longer the sculptures are kept the more interesting they get!

Day 8

Time for a haircut! Simply have the kids cut the grass with scissors. It will make your room smell like a fresh cut lawn.