Egg Head Planters with Sprout Hair Craft
These egg head planters made with sprouts are the perfect Spring craft! They are so fun to make and, your kids will love watching them grow over time. They’ll learn about how plants grow easily using sprouted seeds. Plus, how cute are they!? They have so much personality. I feel like I could tell you a background a story about each one’s life. Like, “Joe and Sally work downtown. Sally loves to knit…” I just love them.
If you like making projects like this with your kids, then I highly recommend giving this one a try! And actually, it’s my favorite kids activity I’ve made here at Mom Printables to date!
The project is really inexpensive. If you eat eggs in your house, instead of composting the shells you can save them for this project.
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR EGG HEAD PLANTERS WITH SPROUT HAIR CRAFT:
To make your egg head planters with sprouted hair, you’ll need a few cheap materials, most of which you probably already have hanging around. I’ve linked to them using my amazon affiliate links, at no extra cost to you.
DIRECTIONS FOR EGG HEAD PLANTERS WITH SPROUT HAIR CRAFT:
First, take a raw egg and lightly crack the top of it only. Let the raw egg run out (you can use it for breakfast!) but try to keep most of the egg shell intact. Peel back a bit of the shell with your fingers, being careful not to crack it. Rinse out the egg shell thoroughly.
Now, Place a wet cotton ball inside each egg. This will create the moisture that the sprouts need to grow. I ended up trying one egg head without a cotton boll to see what would happen. It didn’t last so the cotton ball is important! You can see photos of it below as you scroll down.
Now you can sprinkle the sprouting seeds in! Be generous with them as this will create loads of sprouts and make their hair look nice and full.
Next, sprinkle some water lightly into each egg head and place on a flat surface near a window so they can get some sunlight.
The above photo is what they looked like when I started (don’t forget that the cotton balls were all soaked in water so the sprouts had moisture to help them grow). Every day I poured a little bit of water into each one and gave it a quick swirl. The sprouts didn’t begin sprouting until day three for us.
This was day four! As you can see, the sprouts started growing quickly after that. Also, for some reason, the inside of the eggs turned yellow. I’m really not sure why.
And this was about six or seven days after starting the project. The sprouts look great!
I took the cotton ball out of the bottom right egg head after day two to see what would happen. The sprouts died pretty quickly. So, the cotton ball is important for these sprouts to grow healthy in this experiment!
When I went to take the final photos, I ended up making egg holders out of two toilet paper rolls. Basically I cut them into smaller sections and then painted patterns using acrylic paint. As I went along, I got the idea to create clothes and turn them into little people. I think they’re so cute!
Right now these sprouts are on our windowsill in the kitchen. I’m still lightly watering them each day as I want to see how long they’ll last (and how big they’ll grow). This project was FUN and I highly recommend it for kids of all ages! The older your kids are, the more they can do themselves. They can even be in charge of watering them daily.
I LOVE how these sprouted egg heads turned out! This project was so fun to watch over time and see what would happen. We really enjoyed it. It’s the perfect Spring and Summer craft!
Happy creating friends!