October 25, 2014

Grass Heads for Kids

Grass heads for children to make

Grass heads combine gardening and craft for kids

Grass heads are a fun way for the kids to enjoy a bit of gardening (and craft) that produce fast results. They can even be made indoors if the weather is too inclement to be outside.

To make a grass head you will need:

  • A knee-high stocking
  • Grass seeds (approximately 1 tablespoon)
  • Potting mix (approximately 1-2 cups depending on how large you want your head to be)
  • Small hair ties (optional)
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Ribbon or wool (optional)
  • Plastic cup or vase

Steps:

  1. Pour the grass seeds into the stocking so that they cover the toe area.
  2. Pour the potting mix on top of the grass seeds.
  3. Tie off the stocking tightly.
  4. Pinch out the nose and ears and tie with the hair ties.
  5. Add the googly eyes and some ribbon or wool for a mouth.
  6. Place the head into a cup or vase of water and the tail part of the stocking will act as a wick to soak up the water.
  7. Place the head in a sunny position and keep the cup filled with water so that the seeds remain damp.
Decorated grass head

Place finished grass head in a cup or vase

Your grass head should begin to sprout within a week and by two weeks have a full head of hair.

Have a go making grass heads with your kids today and please post your photos up on our Facebook page as we’d love to see them!

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Comments

  1. Nina says:

    omgoodness so cute! thank you for sharing this. what do you use to keep the eyes on???! I am going to do this with my daycare kids.

    • Caroline says:

      Hi Nina. I’m pleased you like them. In the end we used a dab of super-glue to keep the eyes on as the sticky backing didn’t last very long. I hope this helps and enjoy making them!

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