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
- 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!