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Grow your own cress head


These grow incredibly quickly, so your kids will have a family of cress heads on their windowsill in 7-10 days.

You can use eggshells or empty yoghurt pots, and decorate them to look like friends and family.

When the cress has grown a few inches, cut it off and enjoy in an egg sandwich for lunch!

What you need:

  • A pack of cress seeds (from garden centre and some supermarkets)
  • Empty yoghurt pots or eggshells
  • Kitchen roll
  • Cotton wool
  • Paints and glitter to decorate the heads


What to do:

  1. Decorate and add features to your cress head pot or eggshell before you plant the seeds – maybe styling it on yourself or a family member!
  2. Wet some kitchen roll and put it in the bottom of your head, then wet some cotton wool and place on top o the kitchen roll. Leave a 3cm gap between the cotton wool and the top of the eggshell or pot
  3. Sprinkle a teaspoon of cress seeds onto the wet cotton wool, and press down gently with your finger
  4. Place the heads in a warm place, exposed to daylight and wait for your seeds to grown into tiny, delicious bushes of cress!