Ice Cream Cone Garden

  • Ice cream cones
  • Soil
  • Seedlings or tiny flowers
  • Shovel
  • Scissors(optional)
  • Fertilizer

This is a great project to start at the beginning of the summer and follow all the way through August. Have your kids planting seedlings on your property and, week after week, watch them grow.

Don’t plant the entire ice cream cone - cut off the bottom quarter. The seedlings won’t be able to grow past the cone in the soil before the cone is completely gone. It’s as simple as that!

Water regularly, give the baby plants enough sun, and even add nutrients like fertilizer or your preferred garden vitamins to these ice cream cone seed starters.


  1. Fill the cone with soil
  2. Cut the bottom 3/4 of the cone off
  3. Plant seeds of choice (make sure they’re covered with more soil)
  4. Place the cone in dirt or soil where it can drain water
  5. Place in sunlight
  6. When the seedlings are ready to be planted in a garden bed or soil, the ice cream cone can be planted too because they are biodegradable

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