Grow Your Own Grass Heads
A simple step by step guide for growing your own grass heads, a fun activity for the kids.
12 May 2016
Did you grow grass heads at school? It was one of my favorite activities. When making a grass head, you decorate them with silly faces and googly eyes and then once they've grown ‘hair’, you're allowed to cut it with scissors! What more do you want from an activity as a kid?
Here's my guide to creating a super awesome grass head.
What you need –
Pop-socks or an old pair of tights (cut half way up the leg)
Grass Seed (chives also work well)
Saw dust or potting mix
Yoghurt pot or small cup
Decorations E.G google eyes, fabrics scrapes, coloured paper, pipe cleaners anything you can possible think of.
Water proof glue – for sticking the decorations on with.
|Roll down the pop-sock and sprinkle the grass seeds into the toe section.|
|Fill the pop-sock with saw dust or soil.|
|Secure the opening with an elastic band or by tying a knot. Make sure you leave a little excess fabric.|
|Gentle shape into a round-ish head shape. You might want to manipulate the seeds to spread across the whole head.|
|Get creative! Decorate the face any way you like. You can section little bits of sawdust with little elastic bands to create a nose or ears.|
|Pour some water into your pot or cup.|
|Sit the grass head on the top so that the excess fabric is sitting in the water.|
|Within a week you should start to see your first ‘hairs’.|
It’s as easy as that and once you've made your own please share a photo with us on our Facebook page, we would love to see it.
Grass headsWhat a wonderful way to amuse the grandchildren with. Will get to it when next they visit.Ken & Carole Wylie, 1 June 2016