Make a Soda Bottle Greenhouse
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Attention, green thumbs! Want to bring the green inside? You probably already have all the ingredients you'll need to create a miniature garden right inside your house.
With this hands-on activity, kids learn what it takes to foster seedlings into full-grown plants. They'll be able to see roots spreading, leaves sprouting, and flowers blooming, all in a regular old soda bottle!
What You Need:
- 1 empty 2-liter soda bottle, washed and dried
- Exacto knife or sharp scissors
- Potting soil
- Seeds (try herbs, flowers, or experiment with the seeds from a piece of fruit)
- Plate to hold the greenhouse and keep your tabletop dry