Egg shell head sprouts

By Susan Rogers on April 16, 2014
Teach your children about easy gardening with these egg shell head sprouts.

You'll need:

egg shells 
self-adhesive foam sheets 
two sizes of round hole punches 
cat grass seeds (available from pet stores) or wheat grass seeds (available from health food stores)


1. Carefully break off the top of the narrower end of an egg and empty out the insides over a bowl.

2. Gently break away the edges to make the opening wider, leaving about two-thirds of the egg in tact. Wash out the egg with warm water and let dry.

3. With two different-sized hole punches, cut out pieces from several colours of self-adhesive foam sheets to make eyes, eyebrows, ears, a nose and mouth for the face of your egg head.

4. Peel off the backing of the punched-out pieces and place them on the front of the eggshell to make the face.

5. Once you have the face finished, put the egg shell in an egg cup and fill the eggshell about halfway up with grass seeds. Follow the watering instructions on the package and you’ll see “hair” sprouting in a couple of days. Your egg head will likely need a haircut within a week.

Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, April 2013.

By Susan Rogers| April 16, 2014

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