Really cute- Children's plant / garden workbench. This teaches so many concepts. Not sure I'd want it inside, but what a great outdoor activity for kids of ALL ages (well, maybe not during the eating dirt stage!
Bee hive with egg cartons? You bet! This is such a clever idea for a display in a bee themed classroom or after studying bees in science for other elementary classrooms. This could also be a great back to school board.