October 9, 2014

Making a grass head is a fun gardening project that can be made by recycling everyday products around your house. We discovered these little grass guys on spoonful and thought they would be an exciting activity for the kids as they watch them grow and get creative with different hairstyles.

What you will need:

  1. A knee-high nylon stocking
  2. Grass seeds (approximately 1 tablespoon)
  3. Sawdust or potting mix (approximately 1-2 cups)
  4. Plastic yoghurt container
  5. Decorations (Goggly eyes, fabric scraps for the heads and coloured paper for the bodies)
  6. Water-proof glue

Method:

  1. Pour the grass seeds into the stocking so that they cover the toe area.
  2. Pour the potting mix or sawdust on top of the grass seeds and tie off the stocking tightly.
  3. Decorate! Use fabric scraps or permanent marker to decorate the face, and coloured paper to make the yoghurt container into clothing.
  4. When you’re ready to grow your head, give it a good dunking in a bowl of water to moisten the sawdust/soil. Half-fill the yoghurt container with water, and put the head on top, with the excess stocking dangling down into the water.
  5. Put your creation on a windowsill or outside and water it with a few drops of water each day. Within 1 week hair will begin to sprout and within 2-4 weeks it will have a full head of hair.

Watch your grass head’s hair grow and experiment with different hairstyles to bring it to life!

Click here to download the activity sheet.

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