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What you will need:

  • paperwhite bulbs
  • organic potting soil
  • recycled mason jars

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Step 1: Get your Children Involved

Have your children help you collect all of the supplies. Then give them a bowl full of soil and ask them to fill each mason jar.

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Step 2: Fill it Up

They should fill each jar 3/4 of the way full of organic soil.

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Step 3: Add a Bulb

Have kids add a bulb, pointed side up, to the top of the soil, filling in around the edges with more soil.

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Step 4: Water Your Paperwhites

Have your children add a small amount of water to each jar using a measuring cup.

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Step 5: Take Care of Your Paperwhites

Encourage your children to water their paperwhites and to keep them in a warm area of your home.

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Step 6: Enjoy Blooms All Winter Long

If you start your paperwhites now, you should have blooms to enjoy for the holidays and throughout the winter. These also make great gifts to give to family, friends and teachers – just wrap a loop of twine around the bottle neck and attach a name tag.

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