Grass Heads

Grass Heads

List of items you will need

  • A large Mug
  • Old stockings or tights
  • Potting mix, soil or sawdust
  • Grass seeds
  • Medium yogurt pot with no label on it
  • Decorations for the head.  Goggly eyes, different fabric scraps for the heads, coloured paper for the bodies and felt top pens,  pipe-cleaners for glasses.
  • Water proof glue

 

Method

Either use a stocking or cut an old pair of tights to a length of approximately 20cm.  If you do not want the toe piece to look darker the you can cut it off, tie a not in the top of the tights/stockings but ensure you turn them inside out.

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Once your stocking is ready stretch over a mug.

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Place the grass seeds in first (so they can sprout through the tights/stockings)

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Slightly dampen the grass seeds before adding the soil.

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Pack in the soil in so that the grass head is roughly the size of a tennis ball and then tie in a knot.

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Decorate your grass heads as you wish. Let the children be creative and ensure that you use a waterproof glue and the decorations on the stocking or tights are water resistant.

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Decorate the yogurt pots

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Half full the yogurt pots with water.

Thoroughly soak the grass heads for a few minutes before placing in the yogurt pots with the extra stocking dangling down.

Keep them very well watered and make sure they get plenty of sunlight.

After about 7-10 days you will see your grass head starting to sprout.

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