For Earth day, my kids' school challenged the students to come up with projects using recycled items. Seth spent a lot of time brainstorming - favoring ideas that would have made NASA proud, but were a great stress to me because of how complicated (and not likely to be anything but a big mess) they were. I told him to simplify a bit - especially because, as usual, he had waited until the last minute to do the project - and he came up with a planter box. He used a Hawaiian Punch bottle, and his Dad helped him cut a rectangle out of the side. He GENEROUSLY spray-painted his planter to look like a ladybug. I love the face he drew on the lid. Craft sticks are the legs - which serve the purpose of keeping the whole thing from rolling over on its side. After picking out and planting his plants, he finished barely in time. He's pretty proud of his buggy bottle planter.
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