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!
Empty and cleaned egg shells
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.
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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