How to Make a Grass Head

If you’re looking for a way to get children interested (and some adults!) in growing seeds, this fun gardening with kids project, How to Make a Grass head, enables them to easily watch grass growing, needs little care and they can have fun with it too.

What You Need

  • some nylon pop socks
  • compost
  • grass seeds
  • permanent markers, felt & wool are optional but do transform!

What to Do

Just place a handful of grass seed into the toe of the pop sock then add compost to whatever size head you desire.

Once full, tie a knot in the loose end of the sock and snip off the excess fabric.

Place on a dish, refilling it with water until the compost is moist, then just add more water as required.

The grass will keep growing for weeks – months even – so can be snipped and styled frequently.

Article written by Dee from Greenside Up.

Dee helps individuals and families to grow their own food in the Carlow/Kilkenny area running workshops and through her work with community gardens and gardening with intellectually disabled adults. For more information on Greenside Up’s services, take a look at her website.

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls