Make your own eco-friendly paper plant pots to sow seeds in ready for the summer.
The newspaper pots are biodegradable so when the plants are ready to go outdoors, the pot can be planted into the soil.
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a crafting activity for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.
Why does this make a difference?
This is a creative activity that helps people explore and expand their creative choices while supporting independence in the activity.
How to do this activity
What you’ll need
- Glass jars or can (you can use different sizes of jars to make larger or smaller pots)
- Compostable tape (optional- must be compostable otherwise the seedling pot won’t break down and let the roots grow through)
Safety note: If using a can, make sure there are no sharp edges by covering edges with tape. We used an unopened can of soup, so there were no sharp edges.
- Any compostable paper can be used to make these, not just newspapers.
- Try brown paper bags, brown packing paper or whatever else you can find.