How to Make a Hanging Sponge Garden


• Birdseed or lawn seed
• Natural sponge
• Ribbon or cord
• Shallow pan of water


Buy a natural sponge from a drug store or health store. Make a small hole through the center and thread the ribbon or cord through it. Tie a good knot at one end of the cord. Wet the sponge and sprinkle the seed over it and into the air holes. Hang the sponge in a sunny window with the tip of it resting in a shallow pan of water. Seeds will sprout so long as your child keeps water in the pan.


Source: Excerpted from 365 Days of Creative Play by (Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray Sourcebooks, 1995)

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