Friday, March 29, 2013

Lollipop Seeds

This is a re-post from last year as I simply ran out of time. Have you heard of Lollipop Seeds? Then be sure to read on!  I am giving the kids Lollipop Seeds again for Easter this year as I had special request for them from the two older kids. 

Easy Easter Gift

Here’s the Easter project I made for the grand kids. It’s simple, easy, and inexpensive. I need all three of those ingredients! It may not seem like enough of a gift, but with all the other candy and toys they will receive, I doubt they even think about that. I think it’s a gift they will remember for years too. Let me show you what I made.

I took small plastic pails that came with a shovel, placed a large baggie full of sand in it, placed the shovel in the pail, then covered it all with Easter grass.

I made little seed packets and put a dozen or so popcorn kernels in each before sealing with craft glue. I printed labels that said Lollipop Seeds to go on the packets.  Any type of seed or bean, or Jelly Beans can work for this. 

This year I made new templates with Lollipop Seeds on the packets. I printed them onto pretty scrapbook paper.

The seed packet template with black and white label, click here.

The seed packet template with yellow and blue, click here.

I went to The Graphics Fairy and found a vintage image I liked, printed and then pasted it on to card stock and attached it to the pail.
Planting directions on the back of the card read, “Pour sand into pail and then push seeds into the sand. Cover with Easter grass and wait one or two nights and in the morning you will find that lollipops have grown. Pick them and enjoy!”

I will discreetly give mom and dad the lollipops that will be “growing” overnight in the pails.

So much fun! Now I need to go make 12 more!
This idea came to me after seeing an idea for planting jelly beans in your lawn and then having a crop of lollipops magically grow overnight. ( I searched for the link to give you but couldn't find it and it seems there are a lot of bloggers doing similar versions of this idea now) Since I don't have a lawn but wanted to implement this idea I came up with the pails to plant in, and then they can reuse them for play later.

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  1. How cute! Love the idea of the pail and shovel as a container. I've used your seed packet templates and they are the perfect size, going together nicely.

  2. This post brought back memories--of Burl Ives' song, "The Lollipop Tree", as well as a children's book we had when I was a child. I think it was also titled, "The Lollipop Tree."

  3. What a wonderful idea Connie. I will file that away for next year. My older grands may even like real flower seeds since they have their own living arrangements. Great post.

  4. Love this idea! I've seen the Jelly Bean planting outside before, but this makes it nice to have indoors! =)

  5. Hi! You were the link before me at the Boogieboard Cottage link party! Just wanted to swing by to say hi! What a sweet project; I am so glad you chose to reshare it! Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Easter!

    It's Always Ruetten

  6. I love it! Swinging through with the Inspire me Monday Hop!

  7. That is adorable! Thanks for sharing this fun idea! Just hope I remember to plant the lollipops in time!

    Thanks for sharing at A New Creation link party!

  8. I think that's a brilliant idea for the kids. Thank you for linking up with my Eat. Pray Love linky party, don't forget to do it again this Tuesday!

  9. What a darling idea and so fun! I'll be pinning!

  10. Oh what a cute and fun idea! My kids would have loved this when they were little! I think I will have to do with my future grandchildren some day! ;)

    Thanks so much for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday" today! :)

  11. This is such a cute idea! I can't wait to make them for my kids...I'm always looking for cute & clever ideas that they'll remember when they're older. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  12. This is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen!
    I'm thinking of other themes to use this with so I don't have to wait until next Easter! :)
    visiting from how-to Tuesday!

  13. Great idea, Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  14. A lovely tutorial and such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing at Sun Scholars! I am featuring you at this week's For the Kid's Friday link party!!!

  15. That's such a cute idea. I like they idea of putting them in pails so that it can be done indoors.

  16. Cute idea! =) Thanks for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party!

    Happy Wednesday!!

  17. I had not heard of Lollipop Seeds. This is such a cute idea!! My kids will love this. one year they received orange Recees Pieces in the shape of a carrot and Easter morning they were "planting" their carrots under my son's blanket :) Thanks for coming to our Link Up Party at!!

  18. I love this idea! It is nice to see something simple and sweet instead of over commercialized as a gift. I wish you would remove the comment that "it is not much of a gift", children don't need anything fancy or big as a gift, how often do you see kids playing more with the box than the gift? This is thoughtful, fun, imaginative and loving, they get so many things from this gift - the excitement of waiting for their "seeds" to "grow", the ability to learn a love of gardening for real, the knowledge that you love them and the satisfaction of DIYing something themselves. Kids love anything hands-on. Personally, I would think that kids would like this idea 100% more than any of the rather ridiculous Easter-themed toys out there on the market.

  19. What an adorable idea! Love it!! I'm sharing my Fresh Strawberry Cream Torte today for my Homemaking Linkup. I hope you'll join us!

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  20. Such a cute idea! This would make a great birthday gift for a little one, too.

    Thanks for linking up at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

  21. Very sweet idea! Thanks for showing how you did this. Linda

  22. Such a cute idea! Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #11!

    Wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Hope you have a fantastic weekend!


  23. What a fun idea! I am sharing it with my Facebook & Twitter readers in the upcoming days!

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Hope to see you linked up again later today!

    Have a great weekend,
    Beth =)

  24. What a great idea! Love the printable! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  25. So creative! I just found your blog and I would love for you to follow my NEW blog back. :) Can't wait to see more of your posts.

    Naptime Nothings

  26. :) Thank you for sharing your post on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    I hope to see you back tomorrow for our next hop!

  27. Thanks for stopping by and linking up an awesome project. Stop by again soon!

    Have a great week!


  28. Really cute idea. I think just any little thing that is different is so fun for the grandkids. I can just imagine the delight in their little eyes when they awoke to the lollipops. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  29. What a great idea -- grandmas can work magic in so many different ways! Pinning. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  30. This is a wonderful idea, Connie! {I love the Graphics Fairy too!} Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

  31. Such a cute idea! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  32. I'm tickled by the magic in this idea. Seeds are so enchanting, and who doesn't love a lollipop? Lynaea @

  33. This is such a cute idea, I just love it!! I chose this as a feature from my link party last week. Feel free to grab an "I've Been Featured" button from the Link Parties page of my site. I hope you can join again this week!


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