In celebration of spring and my new book Hatching Chicks in Room 6, I will be posting a series of egg and chicken related projects and activities for kids. I'm starting with a repost of my Eggshell Planter project from June 1914:
One of my first illustration assignments was for a book about
gardening activities with children. At that time, most books for
children were illustrated with black and white art so I made pencil
drawings. Here is one of the activities meant for younger children. It
would work well with pre-school or kindergarten children.
EGG HEAD PLANTER
Materials needed: Cardboard egg carton, eggs, felt pens, soil, chives or wheat seed.
From Children’s Gardens: A Field Guide for Teachers, Parents and Volunteers by Elizabeth Bremner and John Pusey, Illustrations by Caroline Arnold