14 Cool plant science DIY projects

April is the perfect month for exploring plant science: Earth Day is April 22, and Arbor Day is April 27! Try these unique DIY projects to learn more about the science of capillary action, photosynthesis, and more!

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  1. Celery Experiment

    Celery Experiment

    Has your child ever wondered how plants get water from their roots all the way to their leaves? This...

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  2. Carnations + Food Coloring = Rainbow Flowers

    Carnations + Food Coloring = Rainbow Flowers

    I hope I'm not the only one out there who winds up responsible for planning her own mother's day gifts every year! I was pondering...

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  3. Leaf Color Experiment

    Leaf Color Experiment

    With fall around the corner, we've been seeing the leaves in our neighborhood slowly start to change. My kids have had so...

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  4. Capillary Action Rainbow

    Capillary Action Rainbow

    Discover the magic of color mixing and capillary action with this easy and exciting science project! 

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  5. Eggheads


    These little eggheads are an adorable project! Just plant the grass seeds and watch the hair grow. You can even use these...

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  6. Grass Seed + Sponge

    Grass Seed + Sponge

    This simple way of growing a garden with your kids is perfect homes with limited outdoor space. All you need is a handful of grass...

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  7. Sprout Sculpture

    Sprout Sculpture

    With spring around the corner, here in California we are beginning to see a lot of plants blooming and sprouting. Making this spout...

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  8. Mason Jar Terrarium

    Mason Jar Terrarium

    I love anything that gets my children outside and enjoying every bit of beautiful nature they can soak up. While making terrariums in our yard...

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  9. Soda Bottle Dripper

    Soda Bottle Dripper

    The Soda Bottle Dripper is great for potted plants and container gardens. A few of these drippers can help keep your houseplants happy while you're...

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  10. Milk Jug Dripper

    Milk Jug Dripper

    Try the Milk Jug Dripper for easy watering of a backyard veggie garden - just place a dripper next to each plant. Burying the drippers helps...

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  11. Make Your Own Garden

    Make Your Own Garden

    Now that spring is finally here, we've been planting all sorts of seeds on our window sills. From tomatoes to cucumbers, our...

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  12. Natural Mosquito Repellent

    Natural Mosquito Repellent

    Nothing ruins a great picnic celebration like mosquito bites. This year, I'm going to make some natural mosquito repellent that also serves...

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  13. Plant Light Maze

    Plant Light Maze

    Have you ever noticed how plants grow toward the light? Build this simple light maze, and watch the plant grow around the...

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  14. Self Watering Planter

    Self Watering Planter

    Learn how to water your plantswith just string and a Ziploc® brand sandwich bag! In this project, you’ll run a string from the bag of...

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