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Grow Your Own Cress Heads | Activity

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Our Cress Heads are a simple way to get growing. With just a few everyday items you can create these humorous little characters and watch their hair grow longer, day after day!

Use our expressions sheet to inspire your designs.

You Will Need

  • An empty egg carton
  • Empty egg shells
  • Permanent marker or paints
  • Cotton wool
  • Cress seeds
  • Water
1 You Will Need cress heads Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity
1 Expression Sheet Draw face on egg cress heads Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 1

Download our expression sheet and choose which expressions you will paint or draw on to your egg shells.

2 Draw face on egg cress heads Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 2

Use your marker or paints to paint a different expression on to each of your egg shells.

3 all drawn cress heads Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 3

When finished, replace each of the decorated egg shells in to the egg box.

3 add cotton wool cress heads Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 4

Add a couple of balls of cotton wool in to each of the egg shells.

4 Water cress heads Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 5

Pour a small amount of water in to each egg shell to make the cotton wool damp.

5 Seeds Lard Yogurt Pot Bird Feeder Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 6

Sprinkle cress seeds on top of each of the damp balls of cotton wool.

6 windowsil cress heads Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 7

Place the finished egg box on to a sunny windowsill.

7 Watch The Cress Grow cress heads Cultivation Street Resource How To Guide Activity

Step 8

Water regularly and watch their cress hair grow!

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