Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cress Heads

Children love watching things grow but most do not have the patience, time just tracks slower when you are a child. I read somewhere once that its because of how we process time and memories, 1 day/1 year is a much larger number than 1 day/21 years its all relative; and yes I'm still 21 ;)

Anyway I digress, welcome wonder seed, otherwise known as Cress. This stuff will sprout in a day or two and give you a head of hair in a week. Perfect for my little impatient gardeners.

You will need:

Cotton Balls
Cress Seeds
Empty egg shell
Something to sit your cress head in (egg box or shortened toilet tube works well)

Step 1

Create your face, have your child draw onto the egg with the sharpie. Show them that the open end is where the hair will grow from.

Step 2

Fill egg with cotton balls.

Step 3

Sprinkle cress seeds all over the top of the cotton balls. (You don't really need the entire packet as Buba did but try telling that to a 5 year old).

Step 4

Water so that cotton wool is moist and stand in a sunny spot. Keep the cotton wet by watering when needed. you will see the seeds germinating within 24-48 hrs.

By day 3

By Day 7

And the best bit about cress is that once they've grown the hair they can pick some and add it to a egg and cress sandwich knowing they've grown their first vegetable.

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