Monday, March 23, 2009

Meet the Egg People: Growing Grass Inside Eggshells

For this project you will need:
  • eggs
  • egg carton
  • grass seed
  • soil
  • markers and scissors


1) Very carefully cut off the top of an egg. (Put the eggs aside to make omelets later.) With warm soapy water, gently clean out the eggs and allow to dry.2) Carefully, fill the eggs about 3/4 full with soil. Add the grass seed. Then cover with more soil.

3) Add water, then place in the sun and wait patiently for about a week, watering as needed. Once the grass has started to grow you should still wait a little longer until you have a good head of "hair".4) With a damp cloth, wash all dirt and debris from the egg. Draw a face.
5. Start to "trim" the "hair".6. After receiving their hair cuts. Put them back in the sun and allow their hair to grow back.

7. Repeat steps 5 &6.


constance said...

I truly hate looking at your blog.... make me feel so lazy!!!! LOL!!! love this idea!!!

Melissa Goodsell said...

This is such a lovely idea!

constance said...

so we tried.... to do it...... well.... completely forgot to water it...... but one morning Abigail came back to me all excited because stuff grow in it....... i couldn't tell her that her father plant them in it the night before!!! LOL!!