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
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.
Once your stocking is ready stretch over a mug.
Place the grass seeds in first (so they can sprout through the tights/stockings)
Slightly dampen the grass seeds before adding the soil.
Pack in the soil in so that the grass head is roughly the size of a tennis ball and then tie in a knot.
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.
Decorate the yogurt pots
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.