Create a wonderful plastic bottle planter!

Plastic bottles can make fantastic hanging planters for your patio, kitchen window or garden. By recycling your plastic bottles, you can begin to grow a wider variety of plants or flowers that will add a touch of colour to your home, school or community centre. We particularly enjoy growing strawberries – they’re wonderfully colourful and so delicious to eat!

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HAVE LOADS OF FUN!

If you’re planning on hanging your planter outdoors, use the drawing pin to make a few holes in the bottom of the bottle to allow for drainage.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

We aim to use as much natural and recycled materials in all of our activities. To make your bottle planter, you’ll need:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Scissors
  • Marker pen
  • Drawing pin
  • String
  • A few strawberry plants
  • Soil / compost
  • Trowel

Looking for more craft ideas?

Why not head back over to our activities page, where you’ll be able to access a range of activities for you to enjoy. From bug hotels to bird feeders and recycled gorilla masks, all of our activities use freely available – or recycled – materials and are suitable for children of all ages.

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