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Grow your own Egg Cress Heads

 
Encourage the kids to grow their own vegetables. These simple Egg Cress Heads are a great place to start as they’re easy to make and take nearly no time at all to grow. They also make a great alternative to chocolate Easter eggs.

Encourage the kids to grow their own vegetables. These simple Egg Cress Heads are a great place to start as they’re easy to make and take nearly no time at all to grow.

They also make a great alternative to chocolate Easter eggs.
 

What you'll need

  • Empty egg shell halves
  • Colourful felt pens
  • Cotton wool
  • Cress seeds
  • An empty egg box or container for the eggs to sit on
  • Stick-on wobbly eyes (optional)
 

To make the Cress Egg Heads:

1. Wash out the egg shells and sit them in the egg box or container to keep them steady.

2. Draw on some crazy faces and add the wobbly eyes if you have them.

3. Put some cotton wool inside the shells and dampen with water.

4. Sprinkle cress seeds all over the cotton wool . A good coverage will give you a full head of hair once the seeds have grown.

5. Pop the Cress Egg Heads on a windowsill and wait for the hair to sprout. It’ll only take a couple of days.

6. Add a tiny drop of water if the cotton wool dries out.
 

Tips:

  • When you break the eggs, try to just break off the top piece to empty them so that you have a good size shell left to use.
 
  • If you don’t have an egg carton or suitable container you can always use a piece of cotton wool to keep the eggs upright.
 
  • If you don’t have cress seeds, you could always use grass seeds. This allows you to give the Egg Heads a haircut which will grow back ready for a restyle!

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