Balloon Plants

Balloon Plants

This craft is great fun for kids of all ages to watch.

What you need

1 Balloon
1/2 cup of Dirt
1/4 cup of Water
Radish or Pea Seeds


Take the balloon and holding it by the neck use a funnel to slowly push the dirt into the balloon. Add the water and the seeds.

Nip the neck of the balloon and clean off the opening so that you can blow it up. Very carefully blow up the balloon till it is full size then tie off the neck and secure.

Hang your balloon plant in a window sill and it will start growing. Make sure you DO NOT use potting mix as this is toxic to inhale.

What you need

Colored crochet string
P.V.A Glue (white wood glue)Plastic bag
Lace or Ribbon


This free Easter craft project shows you how to make a string Easter basket which is great for gift giving.

This is a messy craft so you will need to cover your work area with something like plastic bags (so things don’t stick to it).

Blow up the balloon to the size you want your finished egg decoration to be.

Multi colored string looks great as well as plain colored string depending on the effect you want. Put the colored crochet string in a plastic bag and put the stiffener or wood glue in the bag.

Add a little bit of water to dilute the glue and to make it easier to work with. Make sure string is well covered.

Pull the string out of the bag a bit at a time. Use your fingers to squeeze excess stiffener off.

Wrap around the balloon in a criss cross fashion. Wrap it until it is well covered. The idea is not to make it solid so allow small gaps in between the layers of thread. Allow it to dry.

When the string egg is dry pop the balloon and remove it. Then you can glue ribbons, pearls, laces, or other decorations on the outside. Or you can cut it open and fill with shredded paper and other decorations.

Glue the seam back together with wood glue.


  1. Its a cool idea but after some time balloon get break/cut then what ??

  2. This is so cute I’ll tell my teacher about it!

  3. in my classroom, we have 24 a teacher,i have decided on taking 30 minutes of a week doing a craft. I come here every week to get ideas.but this week went horribly wrong. the kids didn’t understand the project in any way and ended up popping balls.

  4. yea its pretty cool… would it look good in the balloon!?!?! once its grown can you take it out!?!

  5. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    Radish seeds are fast growing making the result faster for kids.

  6. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    You can use almost any seeds. Try sprouts or marigolds too.

  7. I think this is a really cool progect. If you would be so kind as to answer a question for me on this site I would immensely appreciate it and be forever grateful! Do the seeds have to be radish or peas and if so why? Also how is moisture ok for growth?

  8. Sounds like good fun

  9. this is so cool

  10. what are radish or pea seeds?

  11. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    You dont. You leave them in.

  12. once the seeds have grown how do you get them out…

  13. WOW! this is too cool I HAVE to try it!!!

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