Sunday, April 24, 2011

Egg Heads

To start this project, you need some empty egg shells. If you are a controlled cracker, crack the egg so that just the top is missing and the rest of the egg is intact. I wasn't sure I could do that, so I chose to blow my eggs. To do this, take a nail and make a small hole at the top and bottom of the egg.

Blow in one hole, and the yolk and white come out the other hole. I did the blowing, but my kids watched. They were fascinated and disgusted by this.

Then I was able to enlarge my hole to the size and form that I wanted it. Next, wash out your egg.

Make a fun little face on it. Isn't he cute? I just used crayons and googly eyes, but you could use your imagination and come up with something new.

Next, fill the egg shell, nearly to the top, with soil. (to hold the eggs up, I made a quick little collar for them with construction paper and scotch tape)

Sprinkle a layer of grass seed on top of your soil, then add just a little more soil on top.

Set it somewhere warm and sunny, like this window ledge, water it, and keep it moist.

This is what ours looked like on day 7. One week to have some funny, green haired little egg heads.

How fun, right?

1 comment:

  1. cute! I usually make grass heads with old pantyhose - same concept just different container.

    My kids love blowing out eggs (I was surprised that they could do it, but they could!) - they think it's hilarious!


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