Growing Gardens | Eggheads

These little eggheads are an adorable project for spring! Just plant the grass seed and watch the hair grow.

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About ryan

I'm mom to two funny, silly, noisy boys (age 3 and 6) who are mostly best friends and occasionally worst enemies. I love doing all sorts of creative activities with my kids, but I'm especially enthusiastic about kid-friendly science experiments - the messier, the better!
  • creating
  • discovering

What you need: Eggs, paring knife, soil pellets (great use of the extras from your Kiwi Crate!) or potting soil, grass seed, permanent markers, egg carton

What you do:

  1. Decorate the eggFor young kids who might have trouble handling an empty eggshell without breaking it, start with drawing on a face with a permanent marker (washable markers will run when you water your egghead).
  2. Open the eggThis step is for adults only! Using the tip of the knife, poke a hole in the top of the egg, and keep poking it out until it's the size of your fingertip.  Using your finger, pull off bits of the shell until the opening is big enough for a good crop of hair.
  3. Clean out the eggDump the raw egg out (may as well make scrambled eggs while you’re at it!) and rinse the empty eggshell.
  4. Step 4: Add the soilPlace your eggshells into an empty egg carton, and place one soil pellet in each.  Add in water until the soil has expanded and is nice and moist. (Or just use potting soil.)  Sprinkle the grass seeds on top.
  5. Step 5: Set in the sunPlace your eggs in a sunny spot and check the soil daily.  Add water if it looks or feels dry.  You should see sprouts in a few days.
  6. Step 6: Trim and enjoyTrim their hair and enjoy!