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Gardening with Kids: Grow Your Own Grass Head

September 13, 2011

Gardening With Kids - How to Make Grass HeadsIf 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?

Gardening with Kids: How to Make a Grass HeadAll 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.

Gardening with Kids: How to Make a Grass HeadPlace 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?