Grow-Your-Own Grass Heads
By Jen Kossowan, Mama.Papa.Bubba.
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
- googly eyes
- small piece of yarn
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!
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.
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!
This post was originally published in April 2014.
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