Happy No Socks Day! (May 8th)

This post was written by Jessica Vinklarek, our Online Marketing Manager, and is part of our Celebrate Every Day in May series. Read  more about the series…

No Socks Day is May 8th, and a day to free your feet from the confines of socks while giving your toes a breath of fresh air. As a way to celebrate the day, you can also use your socks to freshen the air around you.

How Did We Celebrate?

Well, we used our old socks to plant a plant.

Thanks to Joshua from TX for sharing this unique activity on pbskids.org. We re-wrote his article, and added our own pictures to the tutorial.

Sock Seeds

What you’ll need:

  • Old fuzzy sock
  • Shoe box
  • Plastic bag
  • Potting soil
  • Scissors

Instructions:

1) Place the old fuzzy sock over your shoe

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2) Walk around outdoors in an area where plants are growing (this can be in your own yard, a nearby field, a city park…)

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3) Remove the sock – you’ll notice it has a variety of small seeds on it

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4) Line the shoe box with the plastic bag and fill with potting soil

5) Cut a slit down the side of your sock and plant it by laying it flat (seed side up) in the soil

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6) Cover the sock with a thin layer of soil and water it

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In about a week the seeds should begin to sprout!

Check out this website for more ideas on how to recycle your socks:

Re-purposing your socks

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