Cress Egg Heads

Making Cress Egg Heads is Fun for Kids
Cress egg heads can be made indoors or out
Making cress egg heads is a quick, fun and cute gardening activity kids can do indoors or out. Not only is it fun the result is nutritious as well.  To make an egg head you will need:

  • An empty, clean and dry cracked eggshell*
  • Cotton wool (approximately 2-3 balls)
  • Water
  • Cress seeds
  • Coloured marker pens
  • Something to stand your egg head in (we used an old tea light candle)
  1. Place cotton wool inside the egg shell and dampen lightly with water.
  2. Sprinkle cress seeds over the cotton wool and press down gently.
  3. Use coloured marker pens to decorate the egg head.
  4. Stand your egg head in a secure container and place in a sunny position, continue to dampen the cotton wool carefully** every day or two and wait for your egg head’s ‘hair’ to grow. Once it is long enough it can be cut and added to salads and sandwiches – yum!

*We used an eggshell that had been rinsed and left to dry out on a windowsill for about a week.
** Be careful when dampening the cotton wool that you don’t get your decorated face wet as the marker pen may run. We used a teaspoon to tip water into the eggshell.