Plants & Kids
Make a Seed Tape
Mary Jane Frogge, Nebraska Extension Associate
Make a Seed Tape
How to plant small seed in your garden. Image by Mary Jane Frogge


  • Paper towels, cut into strips, 3 inches x 12 inches
  • white glue
  • small seeds: lettuce, carrot
  • ruler
  • pencil


1. With a ruler and a pencil draw small dots every one inch in the center of the paper towel strip.

Example of a seed tape

2. Place a drop of glue in the center of the dots.

3. Place one seed on each drop of glue

4. Allow glue to dry completely before moving or storing strips.

5. Plant seed tapes 1/2 inch deep in garden.

Gardening activity for children, kids and youth. 

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