We love this for an easy indoor growing project. Kids learn the essentials of watering plants and are rewarded with speedy growing cress heads. And a yummy filling for an egg sandwich.
- cress seeds
- paper towels
- cotton wool balls
- a cup of water
- felt tips, stickers, paints or whatever you like to decorate your cress head faces with
Break the top off of your eggs and pour out the inside. We saved the eggs to make a yummy cake with.
Carefully rinse the eggs and place back into their egg box.
Take a piece of paper towel and fold into a small square.
Dampen paper towel.
Squeeze off excess water.
Place paper towel in one of the eggs so it lines the bottom of the egg and repeat for all eggs.
Dampen cotton wool ball.
Place cotton wool ball on top of the paper towel in the egg.
The fun bit! Sprinkle cress seeds liberally onto the cotton wool.
Pat the seeds down onto the cotton with a finger.
Decorate your eggs with faces. We just used a felt pen but you could use stickers, paints and glitter.
Watch their hair grow. Don’t forget to water them a little every day.
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