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.
What you’ll need:
- Old fuzzy sock
- Shoe box
- Plastic bag
- Potting soil
1) Place the old fuzzy sock over your shoe
2) Walk around outdoors in an area where plants are growing (this can be in your own yard, a nearby field, a city park…)
3) Remove the sock – you’ll notice it has a variety of small seeds on it
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
6) Cover the sock with a thin layer of soil and water it
In about a week the seeds should begin to sprout!
Check out this website for more ideas on how to recycle your socks: