Tuesday, August 24, 2010


This is my kind of craft all the way.  It's cheap, fun, and my kids get to get their hands dirty!  We made our first Grassheads about 1-1/2 weeks ago after seeing it online at Scribbit and then "borrowing" some grass seed from a nice friend and since then my kids have made them twice more.  Good thing they're cute, because I'm pretty sure that they're going to keep on making these until the grass seed runs out. 
The ingredients:
old nylons (or cheap knee highs) cut off at the ankle
small craft pompoms
medium sized googly eyes
hot glue and hot glue gun (Ignore the picture with the craft glue.  It didn't work well as well with the moisture)

yogurt container (Yoplait works best due to its shape with the smaller opening)
grass seed

Cut off old nylons at the ankle (make sure there are no holes in the toe): 

Add about 1 tablespoon grass seed: 

Fill with a couple handfuls of dirt and tie off the end with a tight knot.  NOTE:  Do NOT trim the "tail".  The tail is an important part of how this craft works:

Place it into the yogurt container with the tail hanging down.  Shape the head to make it fit snugly on top of the opening (the head is very pliable at this point).  One of my kids didn't do that and ended up having it fall in ( I actually think that  this picture is of one that fell in, so make yours a little wider than this). 

Hot glue googly eyes and pompoms as desired (I tried to get them to avoid making the face on top of the grass seed, which is easy to see through the nylon).   Some of my kids went crazy here and glued several eyes on to make an alien.  Pompom ears and tails were popular too. 

You can even decorate the yogurt container if you want (take the grass head out first) 

Fill the yogurt containers about 1/2 way with water, making sure the "tail" is submerged.  This "tail" will act as a sort of straw sucking up the water for the whole head.  Check the water levels every couple of days or so refilling when necessary.  

You do not need to water the top of the grass head.  All the water it needs will be sucked up through the "tail" hanging into the water.  It will take a couple of days before you notice moisture on top of the head.  They sprouted after 4 or 5 days and a week later they looked like this....
Almost ready for a "hair cut".



Andrea said...

What a great idea! I love it! We'll have to try it.

Scribbit said...

How cute! Love the ears--ours are still growing strong and we give them trims every few days.

China -Luxury said...

creative and cute!

Charlene said...

My kids love crafts!! This one looks fun and easy to do!

Mom said...

It looks like a lot of fun to do. I can see why the kids enjoy it so much.

annalisa said...

I really like them! I want to try and make one sometime :)

P.S. When does school start?!

Deanne said...

Too cute! What a great craft.

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