Easter Eggheads Experiment!

Cress is a great plant to grow with kids, it’s easy and a great introduction to how plants grow! We are going to put an Easter twist on it in this eggs-periment (see what we did there?) and turn them into crazy-haired eggheads! We love eggy Easter experiments!

You will need:

  • Eggs (as many as you like!)
  • Cress seeds
  • Cotton wool
  • Egg cups or egg box
  • Googly eyes
  • Permanent markers or paints

    easter experiment

    Photo from Nurture Store


  • Draw/paint a face on your egg(s) – don’t forget the googly eyes!
  • Carefully remove the top of the egg, and wash out the insides!
  • Put some cotton wool into the egg shell and sprinkle some water over it so it is damp.
  • Sprinkle some cress seeds onto the cotton wool, more seeds will mean a fuller head of hair/cress!
  • Place the egghead(s) into egg cups or back into the egg box and place on a well-lit windowsill.
  • Keep an eye on them to make sure the cotton wool doesn’t dry out, they should sprout in a few days!

Why not try:

  • Using grass seeds instead of cress. This means you can trim the hair for a new hair-do!
  • When the cress is grown you can put it in your sandwiches!

Thanks to Nurture Store for this fun Easter experiment!