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Grass Heads

Grass Heads
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Stephanie Sims
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Make little creatures out of socks or burlap... just add soil and grass seed, and you have fine little friends.

How We Did It

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You don't necessarily need a sock or burlap--any fabric with a very loose weave will do.

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First Madeleine put the sock in a glass, and pulled it over the edge of the glass. First, the grass seed went in!

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Then she added damp soil.

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She closed up the sock, and wrapped a rubber band around the end to secure it.

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Next we put our faces on, with pins and buttons.
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She watered them well, and we waited. And waited.
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Oh, we watered and waited a lot. My goodness, it seemed like forever. Finally some was coming up!
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We waited and watered for a few more days...
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...and finally we had grass heads!

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How many days did they take to sprout? I would love to do this in my "Green Art" class at a summer camp. If we did it the first day, maybe they would sprout before our 2 weeks was up!

posted by: Amy on 5.17.2013

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It took ours about a week to make sprouts. By two weeks they had a full head of hair.

posted by: Amy on 7.16.2013

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We did this with socks and it was a lot of fun for my 3-year-old. He became quite attached to his grass men. He watered them each day and then gave them haircuts once the grass had grown. It was a sad day when we had to throw them out (because they were starting to smell).

posted by: Amy on 7.16.2013

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