Kid Made Turtle Herb Planters

Wouldn't these make a cute Mother's Day gift or a fun project for Earth Day?
We had some basil seeds lying around and it was too cold to plant them outside, so we planted them in empty fruit cup containers. (I suppose I should've poked holes in the bottom for drainage, but I didn't.)

Then we happened to read Mossy by Jan Brett about a turtle who grows a lovely garden on her shell. Dr. Carolina, a biologist, takes her to live in her Edwardian museum. Visitors flock to see Mossy, but it is Dr. Carolina's niece, Tory, who notices how sad Mossy is living in a viewing pavilion. She misses the outdoors and her friend, Scoot. Dr. Carolina finds a way to keep the spirit of Mossy alive at the museum, while allowing Mossy to have her freedom.

I saw those little herb containers and thought how cute they'd look transformed into Mossy turtles. We painted the outside of the cups green using acrylic paint. I hot glued some green pom poms on for the legs and head and added some googly eyes.

What are you hoping to get this Mother's Day?
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  1. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing them on the Sunday Showcase. I featured them on my blog this week and pinned it to our Pinterest board.

  2. In addition to Monday Kid Corner Weekly Linky Party, this week's theme is MUD. Brush off those archives and link them up at See you there! Jennifer

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  4. Way cool! That would also work with the TickleMe Plant seeds I just planted, The TickleMe plant will close its leaves and even lower its branches when you Tickle It!
    This is real.


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