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HOW TO GROW CRESS EGG HEADS

Making these cute Cress Egg Heads is a cool way to introduce the concept of food growing from seeds to your children. Cress is one of the easiest things to grow and the children will love the whole growing process from start to finish.  They will get plenty of enjoyment decorating their eggshells and watching the cress grow – It is fun and educational too. You can grow cress all year round, all you need is a windowsill. Perfect indoor activity and you can have plenty of egg and cress sandwiches!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

– Eggs (Available from our Farm Shop)

– Butter Knife

– Pens or Paint

Cress Seeds

– Kitchen Roll or Tissue

– Cotton Wool Balls or Cotton Pad

– Egg Cups or Egg Carton

– Windowsill

HOW TO MAKE

STEP 1

You will need a parent to help with this first step. Boil the eggs until they are hard boiled. When completely cool, carefully remove the tops from the eggs with a butter knife. Remove the egg and clean the inside of the eggshells gently, so the shells do not break. (You can eat the boiled eggs – try them with toast soldiers!)

STEP 2

Decorate the shells with pens or paint, then leave them to dry.

STEP 3

Wet a piece of kitchen towel or tissue, squeezing off any excess. Screw it up and gently put it inside the shell, making sure you do not break it. Place one piece of tissue inside each eggshell.

STEP 4

Next, wet a piece of cotton wool ball or cotton pad and squeeze off any excess. Place the cotton wool ball on top of the kitchen towel or tissue. Place one cotton wool ball or pad inside each eggshell.

STEP 5

Sit the filled eggshells in eggcups or inside an egg carton. Sprinkle 1 tsp of cress seeds into each eggshell on top of the cotton wool. Then lightly sprinkle with water.

STEP 6

Rest your eggshells in a dry, well-lit windowsill. Your Cress will start to grow within a few days. Once the cress is about 5cm tall, snip it off with some clean scissors.

You can now make egg and cress sandwiches!