Make an eggshell succulent garden

Making an eggshell succulent garden is not only easy but great fun. Kids will enjoy saving their eggshells to create fantastic colourful garden pots.

What you need:

  • egg shells
  • egg carton
  • succulent cuttings
  • soil or potting mix



Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2. Give your eggshells a quick clean, let them dry and pop them into the egg carton so your egg shells remain upright. If you don’t have an egg carton on hand, an egg cup or cardboard tube cut to size would also do the job.

Step 3. Fill your egg shells with soil until they’re about 3/4 full.

Step 4. Insert your succulent cuttings into the soil. Succulents are one of those amazing plants where the roots just grow when a cutting is placed into soil.

Step 5. Gently give your new creations a light spray of water using a spray bottle.  You will only need to spray your succulents every now and then as they do not like being too wet.


  • The eggshell succulents look pretty cool displayed in the egg carton and would also look stylish in ceramic egg cups. We made our own egg cups by cutting a toilet roll into three and gluing on some origami paper.
  • You could use paint, fabric, wool or lace to decorate if you felt so inclined.
  • Proudly display them on your window sill, above the kitchen sink, or anywhere really.


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