- plastic milk carton
- black marker
- kid-safe scissors
- small to medium pet bowl to use as gardening container
- drill (adult supervision required)
- potting soil
- pet grass seeds of choice
Step 1: Make a Label for Your Pet Grass
For the labels, cut a panel from a plastic milk carton and then draw an outline of the shape of your pet with a black marker.
Step 2: Decorate Your Label
Add features, such as whiskers, eyes, nose and a mouth, using the black
marker. Then cut out the pet shape so it's ready as a label for the
Step 3: Drill Holes
Ask an adult to drill holes into the base of the container. Fill with a
little gravel and then add potting soil. Moisten the soil and let the
water soak through.
Step 4: Choose Your Seeds
Felines enjoy cat grass, while dogs prefer Lucerne grass. Sow barley,
oats and wheat for your rabbit, and timothy meadow grass and plantains
for guinea pigs.
Step 5: Bury Large Seeds
Push large seeds, like cat grass, slightly below the surface of soil. Cover them with soil using your fingertips.
Step 6: Add Small Seeds
Sprinkle small seeds, such as Lucerne grass, over the surface of moist soil. Add a thin layer of soil on top.
Step 7: Water The Containers
Keep the containers well watered as the plants grow. Trim the plants using scissors to keep them at a good height for your pet.
This easy-to-make seed tape takes the guesswork out of planting and is a great project for kids to tackle.