If you’re looking for a way to get children interested (and some adults) in growing seeds, how about growing your own grass head for a fun project?
All you need are some nylon pop socks, compost and grass seeds – permanent markers, felt and wool optional.
Just place a handful of grass seed into the toe of the pop sock then add compost to whatever size head you want. Once full, tie a knot in the loose end and snip off the excess fabric.
Place on a dish and water until the compost is moist, then just add water as required. The grass will keep growing for weeks – months even – so can be snipped and styled frequently.
Here’s a short time-lapse video clip showing you how your grass may grow and die back again in three weeks.
Do you remember making grass heads when you were a child? Do you make them with your own kids?