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Grow-Your-Own Grass Heads

Apr 13, 2016

Spring is officially here, which means that it's time to start planting and growing things with my little one.

Making grass heads has become a favourite spring activity over the last few years. This year, we opted for a quick and easy pot method. 

You Will Need:

  • small pot
  • potting soil
  • grass seeds
  • white glue
  • marker
  • googly eyes
  • pompom
  • small piece of yarn
  • spoon

All the supplies for a grass head.

Instructions:

1. Glue the googly eyes, pompom and yarn onto the side of the pot to create a face. Use a marker to add extra details such as eyebrows, eyelashes or a moustache—be creative!  

A pot with googly eyes.

2.  When the pot has had some time to dry, fill it three quarters of the way with potting soil (this is great for both fine motor development and hand-eye coordination).

3.  Gently pat the soil down and sprinkle grass seeds generously on top (because we're living in Kuwait, our grass was a desert variety).

4.  Next, cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil and gently pat the contents of the pot down once again.

5.  Lastly, water the seeds and keep the soil moist until the grass begins to sprout.

A girl puts soil and grass seeds in a little pot.

6.  Water the grass regularly in order to create a thick head of hair for your grass head.

7.  Now for the best part—cut, style and accessorize your grass head's hair however you please!

 A finished grass head.

Enjoy!

This post was originally published in April 2014.

Article Author Jen Kossowan
Jen Kossowan

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Jen is a teacher, blogger, and mama to a spirited little lady and a preemie baby boy. She's passionate about play, loves a good DIY project, adores travelling, and can often be found in the kitchen creating recipes that meet her crunchy mama criteria. You can follow Jen on her blog, Mama.Papa.Bubba, and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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