My son made this craft early one spring and had fun cutting his grass buddy's hair for months afterward.
- Grass seeds
- Styrofoam cup
- Old sock
- Spray bottle full of water
- Potting soil
- Safety scissors
- Waterproof markers
- Have your child sprinkle grass seeds into the toe of an old sock, then add about two cups of potting soil.
- Knot the sock right above the soil to make a head shape.
- Turn the head knot side down and have your child draw facial features on it.
- If he likes, he can draw details like clothing and jewelry on the Styrofoam cup.
- Balance the head on the rim of the cup.
- The knot and the rest of the sock go inside the cup.
- Have your child spray his grass buddy's head with water and set it in a warm place.
- If he keeps the soil moist, in a couple of weeks the grass buddy will sprout delicate blades of grassy hair.
- Your child can use a pair of safety scissors to give his grass buddy a haircut as needed.
© 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.
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