Today is how to make "Grass Potato Heads" an old well known craft.
You will need:
- Large Potato
- Potting soil
- Grass seed
- Markers for adding a face
How to make it (with an adults help if required):
Carve out the centre of the potato to create a well of about and inch deep.
Decorate the potato with a fun face using the markers
Fill the hole with some potting soil (or any other soil you may have available)
Sprinkle the grass seeds on top (in ours we were quite generous with the seeds)
Water and place in a sunny spot. Water daily and wait for the grass to grow. Ours pictured above took about a week to sprout. Once grass is long, you can have some fun giving your potato a hair cut.
I found that this craft taught my children of how plants grow and and what is needed in order for them to flourish: water and sunlight and special care which is what we have to give our planet earth.
Next weeks craft will be something for dad in preparation for Fathers Day.