As you can imagine I find myself with lots of pouches on the go. Many we use regularly as a family (seriously - I store everything in them!), I also use lots at baby fairs and for demonstrations. Every now and then one comes to the end of its life and I pop it in a box rather than the bin.

Yesterday I decided that we would turn the old pouches into herb planters so we could get a bit more use out of them and save even more waste. The kids have had a great time this morning sewing seeds and getting mucky filling the pouches in the garden.

It's so easy to do. All you needs is.....old pouches, compost, trowel or spoons, a sharpie, some scissors, seeds and water.

Nom Nom Kids Reusable Food pouches Upcycle project

1. Take an old pouch and cut some drainage holes in the Lion gusset. You can do this from the inside.

2. Fill your pouch with good compost suitable for growing seeds. I filled a bucket with ours and let the kids spoon it in.

Nom Nom Kids Reusable Food pouches herb planter filling

3. sprinkle seeds onto the compost and then add a couple more spoonfulls to cover them.

4. Mark on the back of the pouch with a Sharpie which seeds you have planted before you forget which is which! We planted, parsley, Basil, chives aand Oregano.

5. Pop all of the pouches on a tray and water them.  My two love water sprays so they chose to water them this way!

Nom Nom Kids Reusable Food pouches watering plants

6. Now wait for your seedlings to start showing and don't forget to keep them moist!

Nom Nom Kids Reusable Food pouches upcycled herb planters

Give it a try with your little ones and if you grow something please send me a photo!!

If you don't have any of our pouches then cut the top off an Ella's Kitchen one and do the same on a smaller scale.

May 13, 2015 — Suzanne Moore

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