This is a great quick activity to introduce kids into gardening and hopefully turn this into a lifelong passion.

If you’ve had hard boiled eggs, DO NOT THROW AWAY THE SHELLS!

What you need

Empty and cleaned egg shells
Cress seed


Carefully clean the inside of the shells, fill the 2/3 of the shell with cotton wool.

Draw a face on your egg head

Scatter a handful of mustard cress or cress seeds

Dampen the cotton wool and seeds with water – careful not to over water

Place the cress your on a window where it will get sunlight and watch your as your egg grows with “hair” over the coming days and weeks.

Top Tip

It is a myth that eggshells deter slugs. Yet eggshells are quite useful in adding calcium to homemade fertilisers, or you can simply make calcium water by steeping dried eggshells in water for a couple of days, and then using the strained water for your plants, including houseplants.


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