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Our Blog: April 19, 2017

Turtle Herb Planter Activity

Go green this Earth Day and make adorable turtle herb planters by recycling empty fruit cups!


  • Cleaned empty fruit cup
  • Green paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Potting Soil
  • Hot glue gun
  • Green pom poms (one large, four small)
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Herb seeds


  1. Paint inside of the fruit cup green
  2. Using hot glue, place the large green pom pom on the outside of the cup to make the turtle’s head and place the four small pom poms around the large one to make “feet”
  3. Hot glue wiggly eyes onto the large pom pom
  4. Once paint has dried, fill cup about halfway with potting soil
  5. Sprinkle herb seeds into the planter and water as needed