Cress head

Cress Head
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How to make a cress head, egg-cellent!

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Things needed:


  • 1 x Egg
  • 1 x Egg cup
  • 1 x Packet of cress seeds
  • 1 x Cotton wool ball
  • 1 x Pair of googly eyes

Tools and equipment

  • Felt tip pens
  • Poster paint
  • Water 

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  1. When you’ve had an egg for breakfast, you’ll need to keep the shell.
  2. Be sure you’ve eaten all of it, any left will start to smell.
  3. Draw on it a funny face, and maybe stick on eyes.
  4. Use felt tip pens or poster paint, and leave until it dries.
  5. A ball of cotton wool inside the shell is what we need.
  6. Now dampen it with water, and then sprinkle on some seed.
  7. Place it in an egg cup near a window, somewhere sunny.
  8. In three days time it’s hair will sprout, and make it look so funny. 

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Further ideas:

Perhaps you could make two cress heads, put one in a sunny place and one in a shady place, then compare the difference as they grow.

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Published in the April edition of Dartford Living magazine.