It's so good for kids to see plants grow...
but if you are like me, your gardening skills are very limited.
Here is a super fun kid project for Summer Break that will
let your child feel successful in under 2 weeks!
You just need some upcycled container (ours was yogurt)
An old nylon/tights/stocking
Grass seed, dirt and decorations!
Step 1: Ready Go!
Here's what we did.
We took a bunch of too small little girls tights and cut the feet off...
We put in a scoop of grass seed right down to the toes...You'll
want it right in the tip of the toe, so your person grows hair. It's funny
though because stray grass blades will grow out of the nose or eyebrow!
A heap of dirt on the top of the grass...
Then a knot...then another scoop of dirt and a knot...
stability for sitting in the container.
Step 2: Decorate!
We covered cleaned yogurt containers with
paper and let the kids decorate.
We decorated with containers with rhinestones and markers
Use a permanent marker on the dirt head...obviously it's going
to get very wet!
Carefully (An adult using a LOW HEAT glue gun) hot glued on some
Step 3: Plop and Water!
Now plop your little chia head into your container...
Pour water in the bottom of the container...the nylon will allow
the water to absorb into the seeds!
Place in a sunny spot, we put ours on the back patio!
Just don't forget to check the water level daily!
(of course if the kids are involved they'll remember!)
The grass begins sprouting between day 2-3!
(although they look dirty because of the water...)
Kids love the almost instant success of grass! Yay!
Step 4: Haircut Day!
After about 10 days they were ready for their first haircuts!
They were a little bald in the center...but so is dad. :)
I didn't even micro-manage! I just handed the
kids scissors and let them at it!
Step 5: Sweet Success!
This was super fun, and the kids loved the "FAST" results!
They loved to check in on their hair growth daily...so fun to see the
changes and give them funny haircuts every week!
Hope you enjoyed this instructable! Please vote for me in the Gardening and the Green Design contests!
And...hope this gives you something to look forward to during summer break!
Check out my blog Doodlecraft for more awesome kids projects, diy crafts, and upcycled junk!