Posted by: Sarah Kemp | February 5, 2009

Ready for Spring!

Spring Activity!

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This is a fun project for Earth Day, Easter, or just about any spring day you can think of.

No fancy materials are needed. With just an eggshell, a little soil and some seeds, you can grow your own egghead. It’s the ultimate in eco-friendly craft ideas!

What you’ll need:

  • Clean eggshell with just the top broken off
  • Half a cup of potting soil
  • Teaspoon of grass, wheat or rye seed
  • Five to six inch strip of card stock
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Black marker (optional)

How to make it:

  1. If you wish, decorate your strip of cardstock. We flecked some yellow and blue paint onto ours with an old toothbrush.
  2. Tape or glue the cardstock into a ring to hold the egg.
  3. Use a small spoon to fill the egg almost to the top with potting soil.
  4. Sprinkle the soil with seed.
  5. Add a thin layer of potting soil on the top.
  6. Carefully water so as not to overflow or soak it.
  7. Keep in a sunny location.
  8. Your seeds will begin to sprout in a day or two and your egghead will grow “hair” in about a week!
  9. If you like, you can decorate the outside of the egg with a black marker by drawing a face on your egghead.

Tips:

  • Use a small measuring spoon to scoop the soil and add it to the egg. Use a small spoon to add the seeds as well.
  • If you have cats, wheat seed grows thick wheat grass and is a tasty and nutritional addition to their diet. It also aids in food digestion!
  • You can also use an egg carton to sprout any kind of seeds that you like. Some seeds that sprout quickly and grow easily are green beans and radishes.

Credit: Activity

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