Sunday, March 31, 2013

Egg Planting!!!!

Today is Easter, and it's Spring. So here's a fun spring project that I found a few weeks ago when researching activities for the SKIES program's class titled "Spring Planting". Unfortunately, I do not have the original website that I found this on, so if you recognize it from your blog, let me know so I can hyperlink you!

When cooking eggs, carefully crack and save lower two-thirds of shell intact. Wash and then draw mouth, eyes and nose with a felt tip pen. Fill shells with potting soil. Sprinkle grass seed on surface (ryegrass works well) and gently press seeds into soil. Water gently, put egg shells in egg carton and cover with lid. Keep soil moist but not soggy. The sprouts become "egghead hair" and can be clipped with scissors to keep short or go for the shaggy look.


Another way to do this is to dip pine cones in water (don't soak them), and then roll in potting soil in which has been mixed some grass seed. Roll the pine cones in the soil-seed mixture. Place in egg cartons to help them stay upright. Soon the grass will sprout and the entire cone will have "green hair." Kids can clip it or leave it shaggy, as with the eggheads.

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