Preschoolers have short attention-spans, so this fun project is ideal – delivering not only fast results but a yummy, vitamin-packed crop.
You’ll need :
- Empty shells from boiled eggs
- Packet of cress seeds
Rinse the half-eggshells and fill lightly with a layer of cotton-wool. Place in an eggcup, and encourage the child to draw a funny face on the shell. Moisten the cotton-wool and sprinkle cress seeds lightly on top. Sit the eggcup on a window-sill, making sure the cotton-wool never dries out. Soon you’ll see the seeds swell and sprout, producing a comical shock of green hair for your child’s egghead character. When it’s long enough, give Mr Egghead a haircut and your child will be able to proudly enjoy their fresh cress in a sandwich.