Green Eggs
An Eco-Friendly Easter with Make Better

Carroll Park, April 1, 2017

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Egg-cellent Decorating

Using plant-based dyes and crayons to decorate eco-friendly Easter eggs

The Takeaways:
- How to create paints / dyes using everyday household items
- How food waste can be nutritious for another life form
   (eggshells -> plant life)
- Raising awareness about toxicity; the materials we use and their downstream impact on the environment

At Home:
- Observe how the egg-dye ages as it is exposed to light and air
- Dispose the eggshells by crushing it and using it to fertilize the soil in the egg carton garden


Garden in a Carton

Recycling pulp egg cartons to plant starter seeds which can then be re-planted in a garden or planter

The Takeaways:
- What plants need to grow (soil, water, oxygen, light, protection)
- Reusability / repurposing objects instead of discarding them

At Home:
- Find a light filled and warm place for the carton until they sprout (1 week)
- Water seeds a little everyday to keep soil very moist
   (Overwatering the seedling will deprive it of oxygen)
- Celebrate when the seeds sprout and help transfer to a garden or planter
   (Make sure the carton is soaking wet before planting!)
Bonus: Add the crushed Easter eggs into the soil!

If you enjoyed this event, you would love our course 'How It Grows'

Thank you for coming! We hope you had fun!

Learn more about Make Better's summer day camp program here!